Cheating Men: Here Are 5 Reasons They Do It

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November 29, 2012 ‐ By madamenoire

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With the recent disclosures from General David Petraeus — who resigned as head of the CIA after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer — stacked on top of all the other recent political figures who have cheated on their spouses, I’m asking the question, “What are men looking for when they cheat?”

Statistics indicate that cheating is much more common than we might like to believe for both men and women. Janis Abrahms Spring, author of “After the Affair,” says that infidelity now affects one out of every 2.7 couples. Then there’s the dating site for married people looking to have affairs, AshleyMadison.com, which boasts of having almost 17 million anonymous members. It’s clear that something is missing in many marriages these days.

Based on my own life and the conversations I’ve had with other men including my male coaching clients, I’ve assembled the top five things men are looking for when they decide to enter into an extramarital affair — unconsciouslyin many cases. It’s really not just about the sex!

Read more at YourTango.com.

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  • FromUR2UB

    I thought the reasons were:

    1) Opportunity
    2) opportunity
    3) opportunity
    4) convenience
    5) opportunity

  • Denise

    MN is a great site. But, these stories need to be retired forEVER:
    1. 5 reasons why men cheat
    2. 5 reasons he didn’t call
    3. 5 ways to tell he’s playing you
    4. 5 ways to find out what he REALLY wants
    5. 5 reasons why it’s okay to be single.

    Guys, enough already. Carry on, continue to post great and interesting stories but Puh-Lease leave these Top 5 ALONE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.f.vorhees Jason Fangz Vorhees

    there is only 1 reason why men cheat….because we want to….anything more than that is trying to cover for what the truth actually is….that we want to.

  • TRUTH IS

    Cheating is a selfish, cowardly act. Just tell the other person you are fed up and leave than cheat. Simple!!

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