So the folks over at Marie Claire got me thinking. They did this He Said/She Said column about cheating and, according to them, men are more upset by a partner’s sexual infidelity while women are more upset by emotional infidelity. Or something like that?
So a guy would be more pissed off if his girlfriend had a little tawdry fling with some guy she met on a business trip and is never going to see again, than if she fell in love with someone else. While a woman might be able to shrug off a similar fling but could never forgive her guy’s emotional connection to another woman.
Personally, I don’t get it. If you’re going to commit to monogamy (which I think should be a choice/option) then both of those scenarios is betraying your commitment. I can’t see why one is better or worse.
But then, I’m weird. I also don’t think monogamy is a great idea for many people. So…
Anyway, I’d like to test out this theory. See if it makes sense to you.
Women Only Poll
Men Only Poll
Tags: Cheating, girlfriend, guy, Marie Claire, monogamy, poll