The Most Common Reason Why People Cheat

January 16, 2018

When people find out they’ve been cheated on, the natural response is to figure out and understand why it happened. What motivated their partner to find physical and/or emotional affection from someone else?

The Journal of Sex Research surveyed adults who cheated and found out that the number one reason for infidelity is because of “lack of love.”

77% of people said that void in their relationship lead to cheating, while only 32% admitted to cheating just for the sex.

Here’s a look at the top five reasons people cheat:

1. Lack of love (77%)
2. Variety of sexual partners (74%)
3. They feel neglected (70%)
4. They were drunk (70%)
5. To boost their own self esteem (57%)