June 25, 2009

Why Men Cheat – his version

Posted: 07:51 AM ET

(The Frisky) So, let's talk infidelity. Many ladies want to know why it is men cheat.

And here's what you want to hear, straight from the talk-hole of the testosterone enabled: men cheat because we are faithless, miserable dogs.

We are backstabbing, silver tongued two-faces who stalk any smooth pair of getaway sticks in a short black cocktail dress that happens to saunter into our lusty field of vision.

Men are horny wolves in fluffy sheep's clothing who delight in looking into your eyes and lying. Breaking hearts is our middle name. Why, at any given moment, while you're gabbing to your girlfriends about flowers purchased, omelettes made, sweet words whispered, we're picturing the nearest woman under the age of 25 in a sheer bikini, riding a mechanical bull.

We are just hopelessly addicted to that "new car smell." We love to make you miserable in our pursuit of total hotness, your fickle happiness not our concern.

And that's just part of it. If you want to blame someone for our cheating ways, blame evolution! We are hardwired to hunt, and to share our wicked cool genetic code with a world that demands that we do! The universe conspires to compel us to pursue that which retreats.

See, we cheat because we're cavemen, and our half-gorilla brains demand we spread as much of our seed over as much fertile ground as possible to make sure that our little caveboys have the chance to grow up and do likewise. And we do this quickly, mind you, because you never know when a woolly mammoth will shish kabob us on one of their mighty tusks. It's not our fault. It's biology, genetics, science! How can you question science? Without it, the curling iron would never have been invented!


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David   June 25th, 2009 10:52 am ET

I think it's time for you and Bill O'Reilly to round up our esteemed Mark Sanford and Elliot Spitzer, both elected as champions of "family values", sit them down in the same room, and figure out precisely why they made that "swan dive from the moral high ground", as Jim Davenport succintly put it.

"By JIM DAVENPORT, Associated Press Writer Jim Davenport, Associated Press Writer – 2 hrs 33 mins ago
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina's governor once cited "moral legitimacy" when he was a congressman voting for President Bill Clinton's impeachment . . . Now Mark Sanford has taken a swan dive from the moral high ground."

Common sense is dead   June 25th, 2009 12:02 pm ET

Because they can!! As long as they think they can get away with it, they will do it. What are the consequences for their actions?? Too much is accepted these days, and now there are excuses why it isn't their fault.. Give me a break, time for people to start taking responsibility for their actions and quit blaming others. Ever wonder why this country is in the mess it is in?

Jeff   June 25th, 2009 12:59 pm ET

I was disturbed by your interview last night with the "experts" who were commenting on Mark Sanford's affair. Somehow an affair went from being just that to a discussion of sex addiction. This seemed to be a way to make the whole story more salacious then what it simply appears to be; a man who strayed from his marriage and made some rather poor personal decisions. I am not condoning Mark Sanford's actions but to make this leap seems unfair to me.

BrotherBill   June 25th, 2009 4:19 pm ET

OK, once again, ITS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. Who he has sex with or without is the stuff of his marrage, The only public issue is the fact that he was virtually AWOL, showing a complete lack of any professional responsibility, and lying to His Staff. Sounds more like a mid-life crisis than anything else; happens every day, both men and women cheat. The real losers are the Wife and four children, but I fully understand why it happened.

Theresa   June 25th, 2009 8:33 pm ET

Olympia Dukakis came up with the best answer in the movie "Moonstruck". Men cheat because they fear death.

p.s. women fear death too.

Glenn   June 25th, 2009 9:32 pm ET

Men cheat for the SAME reason that women cheat ( and men have NEVER cornered the market on infidelity) "People" cheat on their significant others because they are made to feel (by insecurity OR neglect) unwanted. They simply long to feel wanted, needed and loved..if that feeling is not present on the homefront, they will seek it elsewhere.

camille   June 25th, 2009 11:34 pm ET

Unfortunately I think there is a lot of truth to this. To bad young girls don't find this out before they drop out of college and high school girls become pregnant.

I know it's questionable whether women really are the fairer sex or not, but I think this is why men can so easily imprison, if they are imprisoned in their mind.

You don't care about someone in slavery if you're already in slavery in your mind.

What of war, when you have to war daily in your mind.

I think this is why some men hate women. You hate what your enslaved to.

This article almost seems as though he is boosting. I wouldn't want to be enslaved to something that causes me to lose my family. To have to lie and cheat and treat others feelings as some type of sport. Where is the humanity in any of this?

The irony is that you'll usually find that men who think cheating is a sport are the ones who lose it when their female partners cheat.

kamanyiiro   June 26th, 2009 12:23 am ET

Thats enough said,life wouldn't be fun if men were on the same side of character with women.

shirley   June 26th, 2009 1:00 am ET

It seems that Glenn, bro Bill & Jeff been down that road too.. you can tell from their comments. I feel sorry for those players..don't you know what you do in the dark will come out in the light one day. what is this, caveboys covering for their boys.. you cheaters are pityful and I ready feel sorry for you all: and no the wife and boys are not the losers here,the pityful player so called caveboy husband. you cheaters are losers, both boys and girls..thats what I call those so call grownups who want come out and say whats really going on in their minds that eventually causes them to become cheaters or players..I am praying for you players to all be exposed or rather brought to the light if you don't repent and turn from your wicked ways..the world will see and hear of your shame

shirley   June 26th, 2009 1:20 am ET

please remove the email add.

olga   June 26th, 2009 7:09 am ET

sometimes we find out after they have died. awful for the family..

Ted   June 26th, 2009 8:32 am ET

Let´s not forget that men usually cheat on their wives with a woman and most of those women are also married. However, there is never an outrage when a woman caught cheating on her husband.
Why always the men???
According to statistics taken recently a larger percentage of women cheat on their husbands than men do, however, they may be smarter by doing it.
Why is this hang up with extra marital sex of our elected officials? They are just as human as you and I and how many of those throwing the stones now did a little extra caricular sex in their lives?
We did not elect a pope and besides you would be surprised by the lively sex life at the Vatican. I could refer you a book of an insider who was a priest there for years.

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