Anyone who gets cheated on by a partner is ultimately left pondering one soul-destroying question: WHY?
Thankfully, there are now answers.
Seasoned swindlers have flocked to Reddit (bless their cotton socks!) to save you long nights spent rambling a string of expletives at the wall. And their reasons for infidelity are, well, interesting.
1. Thinking free zone.
According to GenitalDiddler (really? I mean… really?), cheating wasn’t something that involved much thinking.
“No logic here,” he wrote. “I was 17 there was a girl naked on a bed saying ‘come f*ck me’. So I did. Wasn’t right, but I wasn’t thinking either.”
It hurts my soul to tell you this, but more than 3000 people agreed; their decision to cheat was simply impulsive, too.
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2. Wasn’t ready.
According to Damien_neimad, people cheat because they’ve committed to a relationship they’re not ready for.
“I shouldn’t have been in a relationship in the first place as I wanted to f*ck every decent looking girl I met,” he wrote, continuing: “And if they were up for it, then we went at it.”
Don’t fret, though, because good ol’ Damo says he’s “done with all that now.”
3. Vanilla sex life.
A boring bedroom repertoire is the reason SombraBianca says he cheated.
“We had been slowly falling out of love and turning into roommates that occasionally rubbed privates together,” he said.
“There was a lot of talk about spicing it up in the bedroom but by her own admission, she’s pretty vanilla and didn’t want to wrap her head around the idea of other positions besides missionary and her being on top.”
Frustrated by the lack of action he was getting from his girlfriend, this Redditor says an attractive coworker came along at the worst possible time. (Poor him.)
“I had been training a very attractive and smart woman at work who noticed I was having a hard time one day and I spilled everything out to her at lunch. A few more weeks of shameless flirting between the both of us culminated in an incredible night in a hotel room.”
While he broke up with his girlfriend the next day, SombraBianca decided to never tell her what really went down the night before.
4. A lack of attention.
One Redditor cheated after 16 years of marriage. Why? Because her husband refused to be intimate with her.
"Every night I would beg him for sex, every night he would make some excuse not to," she wrote. "He would then masturbate to pornography, while I lay in our room trying to figure out why I wasn't enough."