When a woman feels dissatisfied in her relationship she may not just complain to her friends over Cosmopolitans. She may get a secret email account, post a profile at LonelyCheatingWives.com and start looking for hookups. Why does she do it? When a woman cheats, it’s often for one or more of these 6 reasons…
Accurate stats on women’s infidelity are hard to come by. But that doesn’t mean these hookups and extracurricular relationships don’t happen, of course.
“Affairs are not uncommon,” says clinical psychologist Nancy O’Reilly (aka Dr Nancy). “Women tend to keep these things to themselves, but there are signs that they’re catching up with the guys.”
It’s guesstimated that 14% to 40% of married women have intimately tangoed with someone other than their husband.
In one unscientific (yet telling) poll at WomanSavers.com (the self-described “world’s largest database rating men”), women were asked if they had ever cheated.
Of the more than 9,400 women who responded, 49% admitted they had.
Another 26% said that they’d have no problem stepping out on their partner if they knew they could get away with it.
The uptick in these numbers over time is due to one primary, and simple, reason: Women today have the same opportunities to cheat as guys have always had, says Dr Nancy.
Not only do working women have the chance to mix and mingle with would-be lovers in and out of the office, but the Internet is filled with chat rooms and sites that court married men and women looking for something on the side.
Even so, it takes more than mere opportunity to get a gal to slide between someone else’s sheets.
We asked relationship experts to explain what inclines one woman in a relationship to drop trou while another keeps her knickers on. Here are the six most common reasons: