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Is cheating and infidelity worse than we've been led to believe?


According to Infidelityfacts.com 57% of men and 54% of women have cheated in a relationship at some point in their lives. The article also states it's difficult to get a true percentage as people aren't always honest when answering survey questions. The article also stated: "Oftentimes It is (the fear of getting caught) rather than any sort of (admirable morality) which keeps a relationship monogamous." Do you believe 6 out of 10 people have cheated at least once in a relationship? Do you think more people would cheat if they knew they wouldn't be caught? Is monogamy natural?

 

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Best Answer Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    Christin you covered everything! From the society pressures to marry and be monogamous, "soul-mate" myth, and the fact that people cheat because they prefer it over going through a divorce! Cheaters also don't believe they will get caught!:)

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    Excellent point!

    Cheating can fall short of sexual intercourse in the eyes of many folks. Secret lunches/dinners/dates, sexting photos, online chats, kissing, flirting and using sexual innuendo...etc Cheating is in the eye of the beholder!

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    Good points. Oftentimes people do tend to slack off when it comes to "keeping the romance alive". Some may even believe commitment means you can "relax" and not put in the same effort because you know your mate won't go elsewhere.

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Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) says

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    I suspect the reason why people cheat is because they don't want to go through a divorce. And yet they want to have whatever they feel is "missing" in their marriage.

    Most cheaters are like liars and thieves; they don't expect to be caught!:)


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Jade Monique Taylor (Jade89) says

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    Very true!

    Being "in love" does make one want to be in a monogamous relationship.

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    dashingscorpio 20 months ago

    You're probably right. There may be more people who have cheated and never been caught than there are those who were caught! Whenever someone is caught our natural inclination is to assume it's not their first time!:)