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02nd Nov 2015

The two things that make men and women cheat have been revealed (Video)

According to science…

Conor Heneghan

Science says so – that means it must be true, right?

Much as we’d like to think that everyone in a relationship is honest, faithful and unscrupulous and has never cheated or never would cheat on their partner, we’ve all been around the block long enough to know that it’s not the case.


In fact, in a recent survey in the US, 57% of men and 54% of women admitted to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had so we know that not only does infidelity actually happen, it’s very common.

Drink, raging hormones, an overpowering sense of attraction and more drink are amongst the reasons given for committing said infidelities but the folks at AsapSCIENCE reckon it’s a bit more specific than that.

They’ve put together a video explaining the major roles that genetics and, less surprisingly, hormones have to play in both men and women committing infidelity and rather than attempt to explain it to you here, we’ll let you watch the video below.

Clip via AsapSCIENCE

They also point out that less scientific reasons like money, baggage and excess of alcohol consumption have a lot to do with it as well, of course.

Still, be sure to expect a lot of people blaming the dopamine and vasopressin the next time they end up in the doghouse.