Research has shown that cheating among men with these financial habits is more common.
It’s heartbreaking to know that your partner is a cheater, yet it happens far more frequently than we’d like to believe.
According to a YouGov poll from 2016, one out of every five persons admits to cheating on at least one relationship.
There are a variety of reasons why people choose to cheat, and while it’s impossible to know for sure if your partner will betray you.
Why Men Cheat With Money?
The research has revealed several common characteristics among cheaters.
According to one study conducted, men who have this one money habit are five times more likely to cheat.
You should keep an eye out if you’re financially supporting your partner.
According to a 2010 study presented at the American Sociological Association’s 105th Annual Meeting, the more financially dependent a man is on his female partner, the more likely he is to cheat on her.
Christin Munsch, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Connecticut, looked at data from over 1,000 men and 1,500 women between the ages of 18 and 28, who had been married or cohabiting for at least a year.
Males who were fully reliant on their female partner’s income were five times more likely to cheat than men who provided an equivalent amount of money to the relationship, according to her findings.
On the other hand, men who made much more money than their partners were more inclined to cheat.
When a man’s salary was more than his partner’s, but his partner still made roughly 75% of that income, he was the least likely to cheat.
“On one hand, earning less money than a female partner may jeopardize men’s gender identity by challenging the traditional image of men as breadwinners,” Munsch said.
“Males who earn significantly more than their partners may be in positions that provide more opportunities for cheating, such as long work hours, travel, and higher earnings that make cheating easier to conceal.”
Women who were more financially reliant on their male partners, on the other hand, were not more likely to cheat.
“Economic dependency appears to have the reverse effect for women: the more economically dependent they are on their male partners, the less likely they are to engage in infidelity,” Munsch said in a statement.
According to the research, women who were entirely dependent on their male partner’s income were 50% less likely to cheat than women who earned the same as their husbands.
Women who made the majority of all of the household money, on the other hand, were 75% less likely to cheat on their partners.
“Making less money than a male partner isn’t baleful for women; it’s the status quo,” Munsch said in a statement.
“More importantly, economically dependent women may face fewer opportunities to cheat, and they may decide that cheating isn’t worth the risk.”