IS your partner likely to have an affair? Find out from any of the following list of 10 signs.
l Because he has the choice. The old saying "men are only as faithful as their options" can ring true.
Men don't get offered sex as often as women, so when the opportunity does arise, it can be very difficult for them to turn it down.
l It boosts his ego. Sometimes men don't feel as if they are attractive to the opposite sex any more and when a woman shows some interest, not only does a man react, he may allow her to stroke his ego and more.
There's nothing like the thrill of the chase to men on the hunt.
When they are finally rewarded for their efforts, their egos swell even larger.
l You grow apart. Maybe the two of you didn't have as much in common as you thought. He might meet a woman who has more in common with him, for example, she loves football or kwaito.
He might check out whether he is compatible with her under the sheets also.
l You argue a lot. Men will sometimes cheat to get away from an overly critical or argumentative partner. Who wants to be around someone who is constantly on their back about something?
l He gets too comfortable. Sometimes men become so comfortable they don't know how to get out. They may be staying in the relationship because of children or financial reasons.
But they feel they are missing out on love and might seek it elsewhere. In their minds, this is as close to win-win as they can get.
l Your sex life sucks. If a man has a disinterested partner or isn't getting enough sex to fulfill him, there is a good chance he will have an affair.
Just because you have a husband or boyfriend, it doesn't mean you can stop trying. It takes extra effort to keep your sex life from becoming boring or even nonexistent.
Some men cheat because they want to try new things sexually that their partner is not prepared to do or try.
l For revenge. A man will sometimes cheat if he finds out his partner has cheated on him.
How else is he supposed to heal those hurt feelings of his but through good, old-fashioned sex?
l It's new, different and exciting. Some men get tired of having spaghetti every night and want to try mogodu.
The same goes for sex. They might want a change and that's why men don't necessarily cheat with women who are more attractive than their partners.
l To see whether he can get away with it. If a man has the attitude of "what she doesn't know won't hurt her", he may cheat to see if he is smart enough to get away with it.
But, with all the advancements in surveillance spyware, getting caught has become easier than ever.
l Because you've allowed it in the past. If you have forgiven a cheating man a couple of times, he is more likely to cheat again because he knows that if he pleads enough, you'll forgive him.
The reasons why men cheat can be more complex than the above list or can be a combination of a few reasons.
Nevertheless, no reason is a good enough one to cheat.