Both scientific and nonscientific research confirms this dichotomy.For instance, a study by Rutgers University biological anthropologist Helen Fisher found that of men and women actively cheating on their spouse, 34 percent of the women said they were “happily married” whereas 56 percent of males felt that way.
Men were more apt to cheat on their lady than women were to cheat on them.
It's part of life." Whether this is statistical commentary or an excuse for his actions, it does bring up an interesting question: How common Cheating might feel like it's everywhere, but experts have a hard time pinpointing exactly how many people cheat, because (duh) nobody wants to be honest and own up to the fact that they do it.
"The general belief is that if a person is lying to their partner, why wouldn't they also lie to a researcher?
And let’s face it, our societal distaste and astonishment over this particular activity may be a bit... (Sex outside a primary relationship, if the relationship is “open” and the rules are followed, does not qualify as cheating.) Interestingly, the reasons men and women engage in relationship infidelity are often quite different, with each gender’s motivations generally paralleling our basic understanding of male and female sexuality.
In short, women are usually interested in sex that includes (or at least hints at) some sort of emotional or relationship connection, while men are typically seeking a purely objectified sexual experience.