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28 January 2011

Men stick with girlfriends who sleep with other women

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, research has shown.

Men are more than twice as likely to continue dating a girlfriend who has cheated on them with another woman than one who has cheated with another man, according to new research from a University of Texas at Austin psychologist.

Jealousy mechanism

  • Overall, men demonstrated a 50% likelihood of continuing to date a partner who has had a homosexual affair and a 22% likelihood of staying with a woman after a heterosexual affair.
  • Women demonstrated a 28% likelihood of continuing to date a boyfriend who has had a heterosexual affair and a 21% likelihood of staying with someone who has had a homosexual affair.

 
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