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Predictors Of A Cheating Partner

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Predictors Of A Cheating Partner

Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict if our lovers/spouses were likely to be unfaithful? Maybe we could track warning signs from the get-go and avoid the heartbreak most of us have experienced at some point or other in our lives.

Of course, it’s never that easy, but a new study identifies traits that make people more likely to cheat.

Are you one of them? Is your partner?

This study examined 918 men and women – (23% of the men and 19% of the women had cheated in their current relationship.  Makes you wonder how many had ever cheated on a partner. Kinda scary, eh?)  While prior studies focused on demographics (age, prior cheating episodes, socioeconomic status, job types), this study focused on personality factors and relationship issues.

So what personality characteristics might predict infidelity?

Predictors of Infidelity: The Dudes

Your guy is more likely to cheat if:

  • He has sexual performance anxiety
  • He’s a risk-taker
  • He’s easily sexually aroused

Predictors of Infidelity: The Ladies

Your girl is more likely to cheat if:

  • She’s unhappy or unsatisfied in her relationship with you
  • She feels sexually incompatible with you

Fascinating, eh? So why is that?

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.  She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.  Lissa blogs at and also created two online communities - and She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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5:03AM PDT on Oct 11, 2014

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6:19AM PDT on Jul 12, 2014

oops, I've already commented on this article...

1:50AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

Its pretty easy to tell if you are being cheated on. And you don't have to go snooping through your partner's cell phone or email to figure it out either. Also, I don't think it's fair to say that someone's personality influences whether they will cheat or not.

1:44AM PST on Dec 8, 2013

I am not responding to anyone's comment but here's something to ponder upon. If you do not want to work on your relationship then it will suffer because your partner can not do 100% of the work for you, themselves, and the relationship. If you do not want to work on your relationship, then do not be in one. You think relationships when it is in trouble it fixes themselves? No it does not, the problem is still there. Run away from your problems and your problems follow you wherever you go.
You want to have an affair? You may think the grass is greener on the other side BUT it still needs to be mowed. You have a problem with your wife so you go out and get a mistress and then find out you need to keep your mistress happy so now you have 3 problems - you have a problem with yourself, your spouse, and your mistress. How many more problems do you want to add on your list?

7:37PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

Thank you :)

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2:49PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

I don't like that it's called "tips to keeping your partner faithful," it almost seems like blaming someone for getting cheating on. But aside from that, these really are good tips to keep a relationship healthy and exciting.

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