Clinginess in a Relationship Increases the Chances of Cheating
Does your boyfriend or girlfriend HAVE to know where you are? NEED to sleep at your place? Facebook, GChat, Tweet and Snapchat (you don’t really mind the Snapchats…) nonstop? You may think you’ve got him or her wrapped around your little finger, but a recent study found that the more clingy someone is, the more likely they are to cheat.
Researchers at Florida State University surveyed 207 newlywed couples six times over four years. The pairs were asked about how secure they felt in their relationships, and if they ever felt urge find love, or lust, elsewhere.
The study found that those who were most afraid of their husband or wife leaving them, and fighting for attention in response, were more likely to be unfaithful.
Insecure spouses were also most likely to be cheated on. In other words, infidelity is most common when one or both partners are worried about losing the person they love. Kinda effed up, right?
These findings line up with another study, that concluded more independent or even “avoidant” couples were least likely to cheat.
In other words, get a life, your own life, if you’re looking for someone to share it with forever.