New Study On Why Men Cheat


POSTED: Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 6:20pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:23pm

The science of love takes on a new twist on why men stray. According to a study, that cheating heart is really about the brain. And for better or for worse, some scientists say that men are born with it.

Lisa Kim reports in tonight's medical news: The secrets for the happily-ever-after.
Love. Happiness. Loyalty. Ah yes, loyalty! But no matter the vows, some scientists say cheating is in the genes.

"I think a gene might be a bit of a stretch; I don't know," said marriage and relationship expert Dr. Brenda Wade. "There's a gene that's been shown, that if men have this particular gene or a variant of the gene, they have more trouble in relationships."

Dr. Brenda Wade is a psychology expert who's written three books on marriage and relationships. She agrees with a study done in Sweden in which scientists studied the gene types of 552 sets of twins.

They found a bonding chemical in some men that makes them less likely to be married and more likely to have bad relationships.

Dr. Wade said, "I say to men who have problems with cheating, number one you must answer the question: where did you learn cheating behavior?" 

But it can also be unlearned. The study also found that the brain can be trained to resist temptation.

"The key is recognizing the unlimited potential that we have to make ourselves who we want to be," Dr. Wade said. 

Scientists say men don't have to cheat, but they do have to work harder at staying faithful. As for women, the scientists will put them under the monogamous microscope next.

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Just another excuse. Let's face reality people, you are either loyal or you aren't. End of story, stop with the bull.

it does not matter if its a man or woman, it is a decision you make. It is a selfish decision that is made without caring about anything but yourself, always after those so called "greener pastures" and "I'm missing something." But in the long run, you pay a high price for some short-lived excitement that turns out not being worth it. Sometimes you loose everything, sometimes you don't, but it's never the same again.

I think its all about the heart. The love that resides within is what makes us who and what we are. A R E V I R

Men and women both cheat for various reasons. Its an individual choice. Bottom line there are men and women who like to flirt and like the attention. Remember the song "It's so sad to belong to someone else when the right one comes along..." I've been married for 30 years, trust me you can resist temptation. Cheating sounds exciting, but you have to think about the consequences. You don't know what you have until you don't have it anymore.

what about the study of women who cheat..oh that's right, those that do a man will not kiss and tell, but you can count on a woman too...

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