SPINOFF: who cheats more often, men or women?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Who is more likely to cheat? Please choose ONE option for each category (physical and emotional)
    Men are more likely to have physical affairs : (42 votes)
    47 %
    Men are more likely to have emotional affairs : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Women are more likely to have physical affairs : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Women are more likely to have emotional affairs : (37 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think men are more likely to have physical affairs and women are more likely to have emotional affairs. Now a question becomes which is more dangerous to the relationship? But I guess that would be a spinoff of a spinoff…

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    I think it’s just men that get caught  more often Tongue Out

    Post # 7
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  Do you consider inappropriate conversation an emotional affair though? That’s something that can be stopped and brushed aside by a person with common sense, which is what you did. I consider an emotional affair when someone pursues a relationship with someone else, and the pursued person feels the same way and reciprocates. There are exceptions to every situation, but in my experience a man with cheating tendencies can have several one nighters that don’t mean anything to him, while women tend to want a relationship with the man she is cheating with. I’ve been in the situation where I thought I was a “friend with benefits” when it turns out I was “the other woman” and didn’t even know it. He had a girlfriend! That was a horrible feeling. 

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Men cheat physically more often, but not by a large margin

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I feel like people are more likely to say women are more likely to have emotional affairs, and men physical affairs. I feel like i’ve read a study in the last year that said it’s roughly equal for both in both sexes, but don’t quote me on that ;-).

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    i honestly feel like women are more likely cheaters. get ready for a TON of generalizations that are about to come your way… i feel like women are needier. women, in general, crave male attention and being made to feel beautiful/desired/what have you. in this way, i feel like women are more likely to have BOTH emotional & physical affairs. i feel like men are lazier and would never necessarily seek out an affair because of this… but what do i know?

    Post # 11
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    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MrsPanda99:  Because I have no clue, I will say that it APPEARS men do, because that is what I see/hear most.  However, appearances are not always everything. I think men are just more likely to get caught, because they are not as ‘crafty’, and or secretive.  I bet woman totally are the worse offenders, but we are the savvier gender 🙂

    Seriously though, no clue!

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Just from my life experience, men cheat more. I can think of a handful (or more) of guys that have cheated but maybe only 1 or 2 girls that have.

    Post # 15
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  In that case I would say it’s about equal. Look at some of the threads on WB, especially in the Intimacy category! I agree airing that much dirty laundry is not respectful to your partner. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’ve heard it breakdown like this

    • Men are more likely to have physical affair
    • Women are more likely to have emotional affairs
    • Men are more likely to want to stick it out and NOT divorce than women (no matter if the man or woman cheated)  Women more often initiate divorce.

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