When Are People Most Likely To Cheat? There appears to be a rise in infidelity with social media and a plethora of dating/hookup sites available at a click of a switch or a swipe of a hand. Men and women cheat for many different reasons. Some men are looking for friendships in affairs while some women are looking for affection and vice versa. As a Marriage Counselor and Affair Recovery Specialist, I’ve come to believe people cheat because sometimes it’s just easier to be different with a different person. There are many facets of our selves. Infidelity keeps some of those facets alive when others have become numb. There are signs that indicate whether or not a partner is cheating.
Time of year is one sign. According to Daniel Kruger, evolutionary psychologist, there is a surge in cheating during the summer months as warmer weather enables people to socialize more. With more exposure to the sun there is an increased level of serotonin where people feel happier.
With sun exposure during those summer months people tend to feel more confident making it easier to kick start the decision to start an affair, allowing them to feel better about their decision. Dr. Kruger states, “increased chances to be unfaithful” during summer months enables the rise of affairs to the fact that people are generally more social in warmer weather.
Travelling makes for possible high risk to cheat. Being away from your partner makes for convenience and access to having an affair. Business trips can be stressful and finding a partner for a one night stand is not unusual.
Disharmony within the primary relationship can make infidelity more of a reality than a fantasy. When couples don’t feel emotionally or physically connected a third person can become a substitute for that loss.
Many people cheat so they can remain in their relationship/marriage. The reasoning being they want to keep their family together. Not all people who engage in affairs are disgruntled in their relationship. Some people just want to feel something different or manage a non physical or emotional disconnect.
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