But recently, Mark and I had an interesting discussion on the topic of infidelity. People always talk about men and cheating ... even though it's just as common for women to cheat.
It's widely believed that men are wired to cheat. And the scientific explanation for that is simply - Evolution.
For men, the aim of evolution is to get as many babies born as possible (sowing his seeds.. ensuring continuity of his genes). Thus, for an evolutionary advantage, the more babies a male has, the more his genes will spread. Given that many men are still apes today, they are prone to straying.
Ok.. if that explains that... So why then... are women Adulterous???
Holly Jean's 5 Attempts At Explaining Why Women Cheat
Many men spend a great deal of time at work, and away from the family. This absence can create a void.
Even women who spend a lot of time at work, and are absent from their spouse, might easily get too attached to a male colleague who's always there. I have married friends who have had affairs with colleagues. It's so common.. because we spend such a great deal amount of time at work.
If men can cook up evolutionary theories as excuses for their infidelity, then so can women!
It's a survival instinct for women too. Early man lead harsh lives, didn't live long and were prone to diseases. So for women, having more than one husband/lover/mate makes sense because the man could die. Don't put all your eggs in one basket type mentality.
Polygamy is a gene mixer. And genetic diversity breeds stronger off springs.
Womencheat... quite simply because they can. Women are no longer dependant on men, they see themselves as equals, and can fill a man's shoes.
- Economic Gain
More men... means more gifts. And more inheritance... since men haven't mastered how to outlive women yet.... haha
My previous posts on Cheating and Adultery:
-Not "Just Friends"
-Allow Me To Save You From Infidelity
-The Grass Is Always Greener
-Cheating Husbands And The Other Woman
-Motherhood, Mother Nature, Mother Fuckers