New Study Points to Main Motivations Behind Extra-Marital Affairs
A recent study from the University of Guelph shows that men and women have very different motivations for seeking affairs. Men are typically motivated by sex – the higher a man’s sex drive the more likely he is to cheat – while women are looking to be fulfilled by their extra-marital relationship, either sexually or emotionally.
Dr. Eric Anderson, Chief Science Officer at AshleyMadison.com, says, “Although men and women differ when it comes to their motivations for seeking affairs, they’re both ultimately searching for the same thing – satisfaction – and this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re unhappy in their marriage. It’s in our DNA to seek fulfillment from others when needs aren’t being met at home.”
AshleyMadison.com recently conducted a survey to gain insight into their members’ malfeasant motivations. Results of the survey show that the majority of cheaters are not having sex with their spouse. In Canada, 21% of men and 18% of women are in sexless marriages, with only 5% of men and 1% of women having sex more than 3 times a month.