A recent study shows women cheat as much as men -- but do so for emotional reasons.
In June, researchers at Indiana University found that women cheat almost as much as men do, with 23 percent of men and 19 percent of women admitting to unfaithfulness. Yet, the reasons women and men cheat are often different, with women being more emotionally driven. You've got to think like a lady to catch one in the act—or stop the act from happening in the first place. Watch for these signs confirmed by real women who've strayed and men who've been cuckolded.
Sign No. 1
She accuses her man of cheating. This common sign is an attempt to divert the guilt away from herself, and to project her dishonest behavior onto her partner. "My girlfriend of three years all of a sudden started questioning my every move," says Mark, 28. "Turned out she had slept with another guy." Also, if a woman knows that her guy has been unfaithful––or that he's broken her trust in a big way—then she may be tempted to do the same. While she may not be willing to throw away a marriage over it, a wounded woman may give herself permission to even the score.
Sign No. 2
She starts dolling herself up. If a woman suddenly starts taking hours to get ready for places like the gym or the grocery store, then there may be someone she's trying to impress. "I typically showed up for my business school classes in sweats, no makeup, hair in a bun. I had a boyfriend; what did I care?" say Sara, 27. "Then I developed a crush on a guy in one of my classes. Soon enough, I was spending an hour to get ready for school, swapping my ratty sweats for cute dresses." Of course, a crush doesn’t always lead to cheating, but this may be a sign that the emotional motivation is there.
Written by Meagan McCrary for Glo.
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