Today, however, the playing field is - thanks to digital technology - quite literally endless.
No longer is the pool of potential partners limited to people physically encountered in day-to-day life.
Reasons Women Cheat Even though most women who engage in relationship infidelity understand on some level that what they are doing is potentially harmful to both their relationship and their partner, they continue with the behavior. Below are ten common reasons for female infidelity.
(Before I’m accused of misogyny, please note that I’ll be writing about male cheaters in my next blog.) What Does It All Mean?
A nonscientific study conducted by Undercover Lovers, a UK-based extramarital dating site, may be even more enlightening.
Among women who stated that they were actively cheating, 57 percent reported feeling love for their affair partner, while only 27 percent of the men said they felt love for their mistress.
For the most part, women are seeking online what they seek in life - meaningful emotional connection.
Instead, it’s the keeping of secrets and the constant lying that causes the most pain.
This type of information furthers the conclusion that women who cheat are much more likely than men to be seeking an emotional bond, and that they may in fact feel such a bond even if their affair partner does not.
Tech-Sex Once upon a time infidelity partners were limited to your circle of friends and neighbors, and people you met via work, at a party, in a bar, or at a swingers club.
But what became of the marriages of the guilty parties, whose secret infidelity was suddenly not-so-secret at all?
One man who was exposed in the hacking has now spoken out about what happened to him in an article for the LA Times. He’d been married for 19 years, and although he’d been faithful to his wife the whole time, the excitement in their relationship had fizzled: “Call it a midlife crisis, poor judgment or a cheater’s heart. We had not taken a vacation without children in years.” Thomas retired from his corporate job early, bought a Harley Davidson and got a tattoo - so far, so midlife crisis.