It’s a part of relationships and dating that no one likes to talk about, and for good reason: Infidelity can get really, really ugly, and no one wants to be a victim of it. Stereotypes dictate that men are more likely to be cheaters — but women can cheat too, and for pretty much all of the same reasons.
But what exactly are those reasons? Below, we offer some explanations as to why a woman might cheat on her significant other, and some of them might be surprising.
Then again, women and men aren’t so different — if a guy cheats, odds are there’s a woman out there that’s cheated for the same exact reasons. Find out what those reasons might be below, and don’t forget: Where there’s cheating in a relationship, there’s probably a whole bunch of other stuff going on, too (and clearly, none of it has to do with being happy, feeling secure, or trusting the other person).