If She Cheats, He'd Prefer It Be a Woman

For cheating men, it's the opposite, study says
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jan 28, 2011 1:29 PM CST
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(Newser) – Men are more likely to stay with girlfriends who have cheated on them with other women than those who’ve cheated with another man, a University of Texas study suggests. Women, however, are the opposite: they’re more likely to stay with a man who’s cheated with a woman than one who’s cheated with a man, says the study published in Personality and Individual Differences.

A father-daughter research team asked 700 students to imagine partners of three months cheating on them. Men showed a 50% likelihood of staying with women who’d cheated with other women and a 22% likelihood of sticking with girlfriends who’d been with men. Women showed 28% odds of continuing to date men who’d cheated with women and 21% odds of staying with boyfriends who’d cheated with other men.

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