Why Do Women Cheat? Here Are 7 Reasons

Published by: James Smith  Date: Jan. 2nd, 2021

While everyone has their own reason for cheating, there are common reasons why the majority of people do. In this brief article, we'll discuss why women tend to cheat. This information is backed by self-reported data.

One thing I need to note before we move ahead is that many of these reasons are unjustifiable. So don't mistake this reporting for an endorsement of this behavior.

1. Lack of "intimacy"

This could mean anything from kissing to more sexual activity. It's normal for every relationship to decline in intimacy overtime, especially in a long term marriage. 

There are many reasons why this could be the case and it's probably not even your fault. But many women have admitted this to be the #1 reason why they seek another man (or woman) on the side.

If you think this could be a reason why she'd cheat on you, you can get some tips on how to catch her here.

2. Lack of communication

Another thing that's normal in a long term marriage or relationship is the decline of communication. 

If she starts to feel like the relationship has gotten very routine to the point where you 2 barely speak, she'll be much more likely to flirt and even cheat when the opportunity presents itself.

Related: Could She Be Cheating? Here Are 3 Ways To Find Out

3. Hypersexuality

While it's not something most people can admit to, it's a real thing. Just like anything else that releases dopamine through the body, sex can become an addiction for both men and women. 

And if you aren't there to satisfy that urge, or if you don't want to at the moment, they'll find someone else to do it with.

Who it's with doesn't matter in the mind of a sex addict. They just need the release. That's why there are many other ways they cope with this sort of thing. However, some just can't replace the feeling of being with another human.

4. They Want To Check Out Of The Relationship

This one could be a little difficult to grasp, but many women are needy for affection. They don't want to leave a relationship unless they already have another one lined up.

If they feel like the spark has died out in the marriage, they don't want to risk feeling lonely when the separation happens. So instead, they find another while you 2 are still together.

If you feel that your wife or girlfriend is losing interest, there's a slight chance she could be cheating. Here are some methods you can use to find out.

5. You've both grown apart

When a husband and wife start living different lifestyles instead of doing things together, that's a cause for concern. 

Women will likely feel alienated from you. They'll feel as if you 2 no longer have common interests.

This is what leads them to stray and connect with another man that they feel they have common interests with.

6. To Get Revenge

It's an act of pettiness, but it's true.

They'll use another man to get back at you for something you probably did a couple years ago.

That something could be anything from finding out that maybe you cheated in the past, to something they found plain ol' "disrespectful."

You may want to use these tips to confirm your suspicions if you feel like this could be a reason why she's cheating.

7. Immaturity

You can boil most infidelity down to this reason alone. Cheating in and of itself is an immature act, no matter the reason. 

So if you find that your wife or girlfriend is immature, it's likely that she possesses the capability to cheat.

How to catch a cheater

There are many methods you can utilize to help prove if she's cheating or not. That's why I've written an article on the top 3 ways you can find below:

Article: 3 Ways To Catch Her Cheating Without Her Suspecting A Thing

- James Smith,
Relationship Expert

Related: 20 Signs That Reveal She's Cheating