LIST: 5 Reasons Men Cheat

It is an age old question that has been the inspiring catalyst for many published books and articles around the world, and it seems that we have gotten a superficial understanding that this question can be answered many ways. Yes, I’m talking about the question of “why men cheat”.  There are a plethora of reasons why men choose to step outside of their relationships to pursue another woman, but here are 5 of the top reasons why men cheat.

The opportunity presented itself

When a man is offered a good thing, it's hard for him to turn it down, especially when it comes packaged as hot, unrestricted sex on a platter. Men often use the excuse of “I’m a man and it’s just how we are” to cover up for situations such as these, but they are somewhat validated in this statement. By nature, men are meant to spread their seed to populate the earth, and their sexual desires to seek and destroy can sometimes get the best of them.  So when there is a fine woman giving him all the signals that she is ready to get down and dirty, chances are he might just take her up on the opportunity if he simply can not hold back his urges.

His sex life within the relationship is horrible

An inadequate sex life is one of the top reasons for why men cheat. It may seem like such a small thing to betray one’s trust over, but sexual interaction is the base of any romantic relationship. When his needs aren’t being met and he has expressed his dissatisfaction, a man who has had enough (or isn’t getting enough) will begin to have those desires to seek and fine another woman who can do the job for him. Sure, self pleasuring is always an option, but when there are 10 women to every 1 man why have sex alone when there is a plethora of options just waiting to be explored? At least that is the thinking of a man that is fed up and horny looking for a solution to his problem.

Excessive Arguing/Nagging

There is one thing that men hate more than shopping with their significant others, and it is the irritating nagging/petty arguing that can tend to happen within a relationship.  Nagging about what hasn’t been done around the house as soon as he is home from work or getting into arguments just because it is Wednesday can drive any man mad and right out of the door into the arms of another woman who knows how to make him feel appreciated, adored and needed instead of just tolerated.

It gives him an ego boost

Everyone loves attention and it's no different for a man within a relationship. Some men in committed situations can take a compliment from a woman outside of his relationship and put it on the shelf appreciating what he has at home, but others who already have a spark of intrigue will revert back to a single mindset and take the bait as a way to gain some validation.  Simply put, some men cheat for the sake of proving to themselves that they still have the “juice” when it comes to attracting women and putting on the moves.  It is a boost for his self-esteem that has nothing to do with what may be missing in the relationship, but rather a personal quest of gratification. I like to call it “self-stroking of the ego”.

He has fallen out of love

Love, like many other feelings or emotions, can be a fleeting thing especially when a relationship has been rushed and has no solid friendship at its foundation. We all go through swings when it comes to our emotions, so when it comes to love it is quite easy to fall out of that feeling of admiration and desire. When the burning fire that is love has been snuffed out, some men don’t know how to communicate these changes for fear of breaking hearts and hurting feelings, so instead, they go forward in the relationship as if everything is fine, but now with a piece on the side. People change, feelings change, but when these differences arise, they should be communicated and spoken about to avoid betrayal of trust and respect.

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  • Marcus Desion


    October 7, 2011 Reply
  • TheFashionistachic

    When cheat they are disrespectful and have have low self-esteem. Also I believe they cheat because they know they can get away with it. If it’s early in the relationship I suggest you leave it he cheats. If its a crisis and you’ve been together for over 4 or 5 years. You should address the situation and try to work it out if you believe you can forgive and trust again.

    October 10, 2011 Reply
    • glamerotica101

      yup! that’s why those two reasons are on the list (It gives them an ego boost, and the opportunity is there) I know it all too well

      October 10, 2011 Reply
  • ghamilton

    I do love the manner in which you have presented this particular statement.

    October 16, 2011 Reply
  • Dre Custom-Ink Jackson

    ok from a males point of view. in all honesty yes a lot of times its an ego thing, and yes if we feel we can get away with it then why not do it. but most of the time men cheat because we are bored. we like things to be different every now and then. if we have sex in one position for a month then next month lets do two positions. you all as women forget that we liked you in the first place for what you did in the beginning. how spicy you were and how you would dress up just for us even if we only watched tv at home. if you get dull we start paying the next chick attention. is it right, well of course not. but most men dont know how to verbalize whats in their head.

    October 16, 2011 Reply
  • jbear

    Some men cheat for the thrill/rush it gives them. They may not have any desire to be with the other woman. They just get board just like Dre said.

    October 17, 2011 Reply

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