There are many reasons why people cheat, but a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research has uncovered the main one.
The researchers surveyed 495 adults who have been unfaithful at least once before and gave each of them a questionnaire detailing 77 motivations for cheating. The participants then chose those that applied to them.
A whopping 77 percent of the respondents attributed their infidelity to a “lack of love”. While many clarified that they’d fallen out of love with their partner, it’s likely that some of them felt unloved by theirs. Which is probably why 70 percent also put their cheating down to “neglect”.
Six other common reasons people get it on outside of their relationship were also identified in the study. Scroll the gallery to find out what they are.
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