Recently, cheating website Ashley Madison had the identities of millions of users published for the world to see. The data revealed that primarily men were the ones using the site to search for a woman to cheat on their spouse with, leaving the population appalled at the behaviour of these guys. But rarely do we ask ourselves why some women go for married men. After all, affairs are a two-way street.
We asked a relationship and sex experts to break down just what makes a man who has tied the knot so attractive.
They Provide A Sense Of Adventure
Some women can be prone to the excitement, potential danger and drama that comes with being a mistress. While some of us seek stability, others are pulled in by the twists and turns of a torrid love affair.
"They don’t like the mundane relationships.” says Scott Stanley, Ph.D., codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. “They enjoy the clandestine feel of an affair.”
They Enable Intimacy Issues
If a woman has a fear of getting close, then a married guy is the perfect match. Intimacy issues can cause a pattern where a person is constantly attracted to those who can't fully commit to them.
"It’s a relationship that’s guaranteed not to work or at least is less likely to work.” says Stanley.
They Are Grown Ups
“When a single woman is used to seeing guys who play video games and live in their mother’s basement, then the married men look attractive because they’re actually accomplishing things.” explains Stanley.
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Married men hold down jobs and have responsibilities. They can seem more educated and accomplished in comparison to your average dating scene.
What are your thoughts? Have you ever been 'the other woman'?
Source: Women's Health
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