Infidelity is one of the major problems you can encounter in a married or romantic relationship. Then, what are the main factors that cause betrayal among couples? British media’Midday.com’ introduced ‘8 factors that cause infidelity in a married or romantic relationship’.
1. Not very high sexual satisfaction
A study found that both men and women are more likely to cheat if there is anxiety related to sexual satisfaction or if there is no concern about the consequences of infidelity such as pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases.
The study found that women are 8% more likely to cheat because of concerns about their ability to get excited and orgasm, and men are 6% more likely to cheat because of concerns about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation.
It also found that men who reported being sexually easily aroused were at least 4% more likely to cheat. However, sexual arousal had nothing to do with a woman’s likelihood of having an affair. The research team found that unhappy women in a married or romantic relationship were 2.6 to 2.9 percent more likely to cheat.
2. Women are more likely to have an affair than men
If you think women are more loyal to their partners than men, you need to think again. A poll on a dating website found that women had a strong desire to commit an affair as much as men do, and were actually more cheating. A whopping 26.4% of British women and 25.7% of men had an affair, and 43% of women and 33% of men answered that they thought they would be willing to experience the’One Night Stand’.
3. New technologies such as Internet and mobile
Experts argue that couples who are prone to infidelity easily cheat thanks to the internet, social networking, and smartphones.
Clinical psychologist Karen Nemo said, “The phenomenon that new technologies increase the likelihood of infidelity is emerging as a big problem.”
Private detective Kerry Pihema said, “It’s not right to blame the infidelity on technology, but it’s clear that technology is a convenient tool for playboys.” If you are willing to cheat, you have far more opportunities than ever before, there are more online dating sites, and two phones are a lot easier to use. In addition, it is possible to revive the flames of an old affair, and to act anonymously. Technology has created a new platform for those who want to cheat. The Internet also makes it easy to meet up and have sex quickly.
4. It’s not special for most men
Even though most men love their partners, one American sociologist argues that even if they love their partners, they are more likely to cheat in order to have more sex. According to one study, men who do not commit cheating criticize the act of being “socially forced sexual bondage,” while men who commit cheating are enjoying the honey in two worlds. According to a survey of 120 male college students who are heterosexual and homosexual, 78% of men with partners said that they “love their partners and want to be with them”, but they were cheated.
5. Blame Dad
According to one study, at least as far as men are concerned, infidelity is a real family history. A research team at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, conducted a study on 86 couples to confirm that the proverb’the father and the son’ (sub-electronic warfare) is true.
The research team found that whether a man is happy and happy with the marital or romantic relationship has no effect on the likelihood of having an affair. Men commit cheating not because their female partners are bored, but because they want more sex with them. The research team concluded that both men and women have an affair, but if the father is a playboy, the son is more likely to become a playboy.
6. Infidelity is a matter of power
According to one research team, it is not gender that plays the biggest role in infidelity, but individual power. The research team found that an Internet survey of 1,561 anonymous adults found that powerful people, regardless of gender, were at a higher risk of having an affair.
The research team cited two main causes of infidelity by people in power. First, there is a close connection between power and confidence. The size of confidence is the strongest link between power and infidelity. Second, gender is not at all important in the derailment or infidelity desire of strong people.
7. Very high creativity
Research from Harvard University found that creative groups are more likely to cheat than non-creative groups. This is possible because of the talent of creative thinking owners who can rationalize their actions.
The research team conducted psychological and intelligence tests to measure participants’ creativity. In five experiments, the research team presented a task or test that basically gave participants a small amount of money and received extra money for cheating. The participants were also informed that more accurate responses could result in additional money, and were convinced that they could cheat without being noticed when they respond. However, every questionnaire had a unique mark that only the research team could recognize.
As a result, more creative participants were much more likely to cheat, and there was no connection between intelligence and dishonesty. In other words, higher intelligence but less creative people showed little interest in engaging in dishonest behavior.
8. Own a luxury car
New research shows that people with luxury cars are more likely to have an affair. According to a survey conducted by a UK-based dating website of 640,000 members, 19.2% of men who said they had had an affair were owners of luxury sedans.
A spokesperson for the website analyzed that “there is a deep connection between success and infidelity.” “Because successful people take risks and often have a desire to raise their standards and rise to their current position of success.” Therefore, it is unlikely that successful people will get stuck in an unsatisfactory relationship or monotony.