In case no one has ever cheated on you, let me paint you a picture.
Imagine the person you love (or if you don’t love someone, imagine a really hot guy and pretend he’s in love with you). Picture spending holidays together, laughing under the covers, sharing food, secrets, and a life together. Okay. Got it? Now imagine that wonderful person takes a red-hot iron and stabs you in the heart with it repeatedly while simultaneously fucking some girl from his gym.
Yeah. That’s what cheating feels like.
It sucks. So no matter who you are, basically, you never want to be cheated on. But how can you tell if the guy who calls you “sweet pea” is going to love you forever or secretly download Tinder six months in? According to a report done by Cosmopolitan, multiple studies suggest the secret might come down to one thing:
It might just seem like a stereotype that rich guys cheat on their smoking hot wives, but that’s just because rich guys cheat on their smoking hot wives. But according to the studies, having a big ole salary isn’t the only way to feel wealthy. Sure, rich guys usually travel more, therefore giving them more chances to stray, but there’s more to it. If straight men so much as *believe* they’re richer than their friends, they’re more likely to cheat or think their current partner is unattractive. Yay.
But it doesn’t just take money. If your guy isn’t on the course to make six-figures, don’t worry. He still might totally break your heart. In addition to feeling like he’s got a big wallet, certain genetics, personality traits, morals, his childhood, and even whether or not the relationship has been going south are all determining factors. Seems like a lot of things, right? I guess that’s the reason why at least 25 percent (yes, one in four) men cheat in their marriages.
So what can you do?
You can either date a poor guy. Date a rich guy whom you really, REALLY get along with. Or just accept that fact that girls, like always, have it really freaking hard. Fuck us, right? But hey, on the plus side, at least we can all be miserable together. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a boyfriend to lock in a cage and never let out..
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