Less attractive women were more likely to be unfaithful, it emerged. Among men, those that reported more short-term sexual partners before marriage were more likely to have an affair. The opposite was true for women: the more sex partners before marriage, the more faithful women were during marriage. The conclusions come from a study in which newlyweds were shown pictures of both average-looking and very attractive men and women. Those that had trouble looking away from the very attractive pictures were 50% more likely to cheat.
Professor Jim McNulty, the study’s first author, said:
Faithful newlyweds were more likely to downgrade or discount the very attractive faces they saw. This helped them put these other options out of their mind. The study followed 233 newlyweds for up to the first 3.5 years of their marriage.
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