New Study Reveals How Men and Women Feel About Cheating
By Sarah Thomas | July 24, 2014 12:41 PM EST
Modern day romance isn't really the 'happily ever after' and 'until death do us part' sorts and many men and women who have been cheated by their partners in the past will vouch for it too. A new survey by USA network aimed to find out how people really feel about cheating; the survey did not look into the loyalty factor but tried to gain insight into the perception of cheating and disloyalty in a relationship amongst men and women. For the survey 1000 people were given a questionnaire that asked them about their opinions on love, lust and relationships, the results revealed shocking facts.
A couple kisses at a bus stop, before Argentina's World Cup final soccer match against Germany, in Buenos Aires July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (ARGENTINA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP SOCIETY)
About 82 percent of the people said that they would not stand their partners cheating on them but at the same time 81 percent also confessed that if there were no consequences to their actions, they would cheat. Suggesting that they would most likely cheat if there were no chances of getting caught.
The survey also found out that 81 percent preferred to cheat on their partner with a stranger and 17 percent said they would not mind if it were a friend. They also justified their disloyal emotions, more than half admitted that an unhappy relationship drives them to have an affair with another. The most common reason was 'revenge', people cheated to get back at their partners. A few other reasons they provided were, "It was with a celebrity crush, my significant other cheated first, I hadn't had sex in a year and I knew they'd never find out."
The study also brought to light the role of technology in alluring people to cheat. 86 percent confirmed that they were tempted to cheat because it was online and 31 percent stated that it was not physical and just a digital relationship. Concepts of cheating varied to, while a few said fantasising about someone but not having a physical relationship was not considered cheating and nearly 50 percent said that it was not harm and they "do not feel any guilt.
When asked about their marriage and the vows more than half of the people said, "Monogamy is a social expectation but not a biological reality." They preferred having multiple partners over long periods.
The survey however is based on opinions that vary, a definite objective conclusion about loyalty in relationships cannot be brought about by the subjective opinions of a set of people.
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