3 Reasons A Man Cheats

It’s easy to pin the blame on the kerida when a relationship breaks down, but first take a closer look at what spurs a guy to stray.
News of world boxing champ Manny Pacquiao gallivanting with sexy starlet Krista Ranillo was met with disbelief by livid Pinays. How dare she, right? But before we start pointing fingers, we should take a look at the other factor in the infidelity equation: the man.

“A man doesn’t fool around because of something you’ve done—or not done. It has nothing to do with whether you are sexy enough, worthy enough or smart enough,” says Alexandra Penney, author of How to Keep Your Man Monogamous. "He strays because his primary needs are not met—emotional and sexual needs you are not probably aware of.”

1. He wants a quick fix. “Sometimes the thought of separation or change is too much for a man to handle,” says Nathan, 27, an engineer. “The easier choice is to cheat.”

2. It’s challenging. Some men consider certain women to be “sexual trophies.” “There are those who simply cannot leave behind the thrill of the hunt, the chase and the conquest,” says Oliver Jameson of AskMen.com.

3. His ego needs a boost. “Nothing lifts the old self-esteem like discovering that other women still desire you sexually,” says Jameson. “When in long-term relationships, men may begin to question their sexual marketability, which will lead some of them to sow their clandestine wild oats.”

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Photo of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao courtesy of Belo Medical Group
Photo of Krista Ranillo courtesy of FHM.com.ph
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