Men More Likely to Cheat if Their Dad Cheated Too
Sure, Women Cheat Too, They Just Don't Learn to Do It From Mom.
Men might be dogs, but they had to learn their dirty tricks from someone. And, according to a new study, cheating runs in the family -- a man is more likely to run around on you if he learned it from a philandering father.
In a report presented to the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association, Czech scientists say they've discovered data that suggests men are more likely to be cheaters if their father cheated as well.
Women, however, don't need any formal training. The research shows the fairer sex faired just as well in sex outside their marriage, but that they don't really learn it from mommy dearest.
So what gives? Is cheating a a learned trade, or an inherited vice? One hypothesis goes back to the same old evolutionary argument: men want quantity, women want quality.
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"Girls who are more attractive aren't necessarily going to be unfaithful - they're probably just going to get a higher-quality mate in the first place," researchers said.
"Men and women are looking for different things in relationships and so we would expect men and women to use their attractiveness in different ways; men to get sexual variety, and women to get the best partner possible and a good dad for their kids."
I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the same old stereotypes that men are sleazy horndogs and women just want to be with the kids in the kitchen. Can't we meet somewhere in the middle?