You may consider your relationship exceptionally strong, but the danger of infidelity still exists. Although we have seen cases of both men and women committing an affair, it seems that males are more prone to cheating on their partners.
But have you ever wondered what the real reasons why men cheat are?
We prepared a list of the most frequent reasons that boyfriends and hubbies listed as reasons for their infidelity. Check it out and see if any of them might apply to your partner!
1. They Feel Neglected by Their Partner
You may think otherwise, but the truth is that men need plenty of attention in the relationship, too. If they feel that their partner is neglecting them in any way that may inspire them to look for someone else.
As for the type of negligence, it may be that men are not receiving enough love. They also enjoy moments of affection and intimacy, but if they feel that the partner doesn’t love them anymore, it may become the reason for infidelity.
Men also do not appreciate it when they are not getting enough respect. If they feel undermined by their partner, or believe that they are constantly being criticized, they might look for someone that makes them feel better.
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2. They Can’t Resist the Temptation
You probably noticed that most men look at other women when they are crossing the street, or at a bar. That also applies to males who are in a relationship. The experts believe that every man wants to sleep with different women.
That is why they may have trouble resisting the temptation if the opportunity arises. Imagine a situation that they are in a bar with friends, and a hot woman makes the first move.
If they are both a little tipsy, that may quickly lead to a one-night stand.
The only good thing about this type of infidelity is that men usually do not plan it.
Instead, it is poor judgment combined with a good opportunity to add another woman to the book of those they slept with.
3. They Are Looking for Sexual Arousal
Sex is extremely important for men, although some of them might not admit it. If you are in a long-term relationship, it is not an easy task to keep the passion going.
If the partners were busy with work or other things, they might start neglecting what is going on in the bedroom.
Ask yourself if you had regular sexual intercourse lately. If you feel that you are not sleeping together as frequently as before, they may be a trigger for an affair.
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4. They Are Angry at Their Partner
The Department of Psychology of the University of Maryland identifies anger as one of the reasons why men might commit infidelity.
The anger usually comes from their partner’s behavior. In most cases, males feel that their partners somehow betrayed them, and that is what causes their infidelity.
The most common form of betrayal includes the partner cheating on them first. If the other party committed infidelity, they might make the male mad, and inspire the desire to get even. Sooner or later, that may lead to cheating.
However, the betrayal doesn’t necessarily have to include cheating. Instead, men can feel betrayed because their partner moved to another city or decided to do something that affected the relationship negatively.
5. They Are Not in Love Anymore
Out of all the reasons why men cheat, this may be the most serious one. Some males will look for another person in situations when they are not in love anymore.
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Perhaps the relationship was far from ideal for a long time, or the passion has disappeared.
The fact that they are not in love anymore often has an underlying cause. If you want to try to save the relationship, it is vital to discuss this cause and see if you can work on it.
6. They Don’t Feel Connected to Their Partner Anymore
Try to sit down and think about your relationship. Does it seem like you lost communication with your male partner? Do you feel like it has been forever since you have a deep or meaningful conversation or a date?
If your communication line has broken, the chances are the male partner also noticed that. That might lead them to look for another person willing to listen and talk to them.
7. They Feel Pressurized
Although we are living in a modern time, many men still feel that they need to be primary providers for their family.
If things haven’t been going great for a man that may lead to a drop of confidence, which can be the cause of an affair.
For example, if your male partner was recently fired, or you are aware they are having financial problems, they may feel pressurized and unsatisfied with their life.
The same applies if they have family or any other issues. In both cases, an affair may be a solution to get away from reality into a haven where they feel better.
8. They Feel Routine Is Eating Them Away
There is a saying that boredom is the worst sickness. While we can debate the saying itself, boredom can indeed have big consequences on other parts of your life.
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Men are looking for excitement, and they hate the routine. Furthermore, it is boredom that may trigger their thinking about cheating.
An affair may be a way to add some thrill to their life, and they won’t hesitate to resort to it if they feel routing has started to eat them away.
9. They Are Looking For an Ego Boost
Men are egoistic creatures, and you shouldn’t believe anyone who tells otherwise. The underlying reason for their affair may be that they are looking for an ego boost.
They may be egomaniacs, or might not feel as confident about their appearance anymore.
If the latter is the reason, they may be looking for another person to approve their looks, and confirm that they are still attractive.
If men require an ego boost, they won’t hesitate to flirt with women at any given opportunity. Look for signs like engaging in conversations with other people in the store as that is the first sign that their confidence needs a boost.
What Is Your Next Step?
The reasons why men cheat usually have a common underlying cause – either something is not working well in their relationship, or something is not going well in their life.
It depends on the man’s character and the strength of the bond with their partner, but some males will admit that they are thinking about the affair before they commit it.
Others will, however, keep quiet and try to hide the affair from their partners. Either way, if you discover that your male partner plans to commit, or has already committed an affair, it is time for an honest conversation.
Discuss the underlying cause, and see if there is anything you can do to save your relationship.