A recent study by the University of Texas at Austin showed that half of the men surveyed would forgive their female partner for cheating… if they cheated with another woman. Surprising? Not really, considering the average male fantasy, but more surprising was that the survey also revealed a shocking double standard—only 21 percent of women would forgive their male partner for cheating with another man.
Half of men would forgive their female partner’s infidelity, as long as it was with another woman, according to a new study on cheating.
Women, however, were less likely to forgive and forget if their boyfriend had been with another man, the University of Texas at Austin study showed.
Researchers asked 718 college students to imagine being in a long-term relationship and what their reactions would be to several different cheating scenarios.
They found that overall, 50 percent of men would likely continue a relationship with a woman who had a dalliance with another woman, while 22 percent said they could forgive betrayal with another man.
What do you think—are your surprised by the findings, and the double standard?