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Finding out that your significant other cheated on you is a horrible feeling. You feel like your heart has been wrenched out and stomped on.
You feel like your relationship is now filthy and that it has been tainted by that one moment of thoughtlessness and folly. So why not save yourself the heartache by not dating a cheater in the first place? Well, apparently, scientists have been asking the same question as well. Through their studies, they’ve managed to deduce which kinds of people are most likely to stray.
Although these studies claim to have found that certain types of people are more likely to cheat than others, ultimately, you need to remember that cheating remains an intensely personal decision.
Whatever characteristic a person has that makes him/her likely to cheat, it is ultimately he/she that has to make that final decision to hurt someone through infidelity.
So, there is really no hard-and-fast way to tell if your partner is going to cheat on you. Besides, even chronic cheaters can change, if they are in the right relationship (although, I don’t endorse setting out a relationship with the end goal of correcting your partner’s cheating behaviour – you’ll just be setting yourself up for heartbreak and disappointment).
Therefore, take these studies with a pinch of salt. At the end of the day, if your partner does cheat on you, don’t blame yourself for not seeing the “signs” earlier on – there’s no way you could have.