Why do People Cheat in Relationships?

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  1. Shil1978 profile image92
    Shil1978posted 6 years ago

    Why do People Cheat in Relationships?

  2. soconfident profile image80
    soconfidentposted 6 years ago

    Some people get into a relationship when there not ready. There not done living the single life.

  3. iamageniuster profile image71
    iamageniusterposted 6 years ago

    Plenty of reasons. Usually for revenge though.

  4. Billf65 profile image61
    Billf65posted 6 years ago

    I believe couples  lose respect for each other either because of problems financially or otherwise . The old saying everyone thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence ,is not always true. It is only different than our every day problems.

    When life becomes a stress ,there are those that want to leave the stress behind, even for a short time.

  5. Smart is Good profile image61
    Smart is Goodposted 6 years ago

    Because they get the chance, and If they're not commited enough they'll give in.

  6. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    Every situation/relationship is different just as every person is different. Nonetheless the person cheating has a "need" of some kind. Needs are the motivation for all human behavior. (We tend to do what we feel we need to do in order to feel good).
    Having said that there are 3 basic types of cheaters.
    Keep in mind most cheaters don't plan on getting caught which explains why they would consider cheating to be a better option than going through an expensive or messy divorce/breakup. A cheater seeks to hold onto what is good/comfortable in his or her primary relationship while addressing their other needs on the side.

    1. The Incessant Cheater

    This individual has no intention of honoring any vow or promise they make. He or she is always looking for the next thrill or something "new". Most likely this person has never had a monogamus relationship in their life. They usually flirt a lot and people are easily drawn to them. Their motto is "Variety is the spice of life."

    2. The Unbelievable Opportunity Cheater

    This person actually intended to be faithful and is not "looking " to betray their partner. They give into temptation when an "unbelievable opportunity" presents itself.

    An extremely attractive person who shows interest in them, a girl or guy they had a crush on in school comes to town and wants to "hang out" and last but not least a famous celebrity or politically powerful person offers what appears to be "A once in a lifetime opportunity" to have sex with someone out of their league.

    Their motto is :"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it"

    3. The Discontented Cheater
    This person believed they found their soul mate and never dreamed they'd be considering cheating. Unlike The Incessant and The Unbelievable Opportunity Cheater, The Discontented Cheater feels as though his/her partner is (forcing them) to "seek other options" outside of their relationship. It's not a stretch for them to feel “justified” in seeking other ways to fill a need that is not being met. Depression often serves as motivation to take a risk. It's also not uncommon for them to not be looking to cheat. However it's not difficult for a stranger to put a smile on the face and in the heart of a discontented person.

  7. poemhunter profile image57
    poemhunterposted 6 years ago

    Only those people will cheat you who are not sincere with you.

  8. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 6 years ago

    I have to agree with "Smart is Good" - Often it's just because they get the chance, the opportunity where they think they can get away with it.

  9. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    it's impossible to answer this question. i don't understand why people do in most cases but that doesn't mean there aren't exceptions to that.

  10. Daughter Of Maat profile image95
    Daughter Of Maatposted 6 years ago

    I haven't the foggiest idea what makes people cheat. Personally, it is so disgusting. I call it "double dipping." My husband about pukes every time I say that, but that's how I think of it. It's disgusting to me.

  11. kmnfive profile image75
    kmnfiveposted 6 years ago

    It's a hard question to address, but I suppose it's a mixture of an unhappy sex life with the current partner, spouse, or what have you, lust, and realizing that they can do better, or a plethora of other emotions.

  12. sara xiao profile image61
    sara xiaoposted 6 years ago

    Maybe people cheat for kinds of reasons. I can not really understand the reasons completely. Just believe it unbelievable.

  13. profile image0
    reeltaulkposted 6 years ago

    They like their cake and eat it too, some to feel in control, for others they love to break up the monotony.  Then there are those who feel that life wasn't meant for them to be with just one.  All type of reasons exist.  It's just a matter of running into people that will share their reasons wit ya!  Trust me when I say I have heard a truck load of "reasons"


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