Apparently men would forgive their female partner's infidelity if it was with another woman. Is this true? Is there a difference?
A study published earlier this year showed that women, however, were less likely to forgive and forget if their boyfriend had been with another man.
Researchers asked 718 college students to imagine being in a long-term relationship and what their reactions would be to several different scenarios of cheating.
They found that overall, 50 % of men would likely continue a relationship with a woman who had a relationship with another woman, while 22 % said they could forgive betrayal with another man.
For women, the results were reversed. If their boyfriend cheated with another woman, 28 percent said they'd keep him around, but only 21 percent said they would if he cheated with another man.
Men felt more threatened by a rival male because of paternity issues, but they saw a female partner’s lesbian affair as an opportunity to mate with more than one woman which would “satisfy men's greater desire for more partners."
The researchers also asked participants about their real experiences with cheating and, again men showed less acceptance of cheating than women. "Men were significantly more likely than women to have ended their actual relationships following a partner's affair," according to the study.
Would you forgive your partner if they cheated on you with a member of the same sex?