Women Care More About Emotional Cheating Than Actual Cheating, Says Scienceby Scott Alden on September 26, 2020
Do men and women view cheating differently as a rule? Science says they do.
University of Scranton assistant professor Barry Kuhle (which this writer likes to think is pronounced “Barry Cool”) determined that men are more concerned with sexual infidelity, whereas women feel more betrayed when their partners cheat emotionally. Kuhle came to this conclusion through extensive interviews with an ethnically and sexually diverse cross section of test subjects from around the globe.
Oh wait. No he didn’t. He just had his students watch a bunch of episodes of “Cheaters.”
Kuhle’s snack-fueled, sweatpants-clad disciples were able to determine from an extended reality TV binge that “57 percent of men versus 29 percent of women were likely to ask about sex, posing questions such as ‘Did you have sex with him/her?’ and ‘Was he/she better than me in bed?,’ while 71 percent of women versus 43 percent of men asked if the cheater was in love with the other man or woman.”
Kuhle’s students also found that, the more episodes of “Cheaters” they watched in succession, the easier it became to put off laundry until the following day.