The Downside to Earning More: Your Husband Is More Likely to Cheat

This just in from Cool, Bewildering News About How People Really Are: A study published in the American Sociological Review has found that one way to help cheat-proof your relationship is to make about the same amount of money as your spouse. Because, when one of you makes a lot more, the lower earner becomes more… » 6/10/15 1:40pm 6/10/15 1:40pm

Why It May Not Pay To Steal Someone Else's Partner

A surprising number of relationships are the product of "mate poaching", the ethically dubious practice of stealing someone else's partner. Though common, nearly nothing is known about the quality of the ensuing relationships. New research now suggests they suffer both in the short- and long-term. » 10/30/14 12:29pm 10/30/14 12:29pm

Cheating Site Ashley Madison Won't Delete Your Profile Unless You Pay

Famed cheating website and purveyor of trollish billboards Ashley Madison makes money in a few ways: first, by charging users to access the site. Secondly, by collecting fees from advertisers who wish to reach the site's users. The third? Charging users twenty bucks to delete their profiles. » 8/25/14 5:50pm 8/25/14 5:50pm

Of Course Ashley Madison Stuck Hillary Clinton's Image on a Billboard

Ashley Madison is no stranger to sleaze ball ads and PR moves, but their latest one, while in the same vein, is quite the doozy. The online extramarital matchmaking service just unveiled a new billboard in Chicago starring a beaming Hillary Clinton photoshopped with the signature Ashley Madison finger to her lips. … » 6/28/14 1:07pm 6/28/14 1:07pm

Cuckolded: Why Do So Many Men Fantasize About Their Wives Cheating on Them?

A muscular, middle-aged guy comes home with one of his friends. Together, they approach his hot wife, who happens to be lying on the couch and wearing the shortest dress she owns. She forgot to wear underwear. Again. The husband makes a proposition: Turns out, he's always fantasized about watching her have sex with… » 2/11/14 8:56pm 2/11/14 8:56pm

Unhinged Ex Girlfriend's Viral Blog Was Actually A Marketing Hoax

Classic American love story: Boy meets girl. Boy cheats on girl. Girl discovers infidelity. Girl goes batshit crazy, taking out full page ads in college newspaper and starting whole tumblr about it. Boy grovels. Girl vows continued revenge. Girl turns out to be an invention of a record company promoting a new *bItChEs… » 1/31/14 7:00pm 1/31/14 7:00pm

The Recession Has Taken All the Fun and Extramarital Sex Out of Italy

Ah, August. As we learned through repeat viewings of The Seven Year Itch, it's really the perfect time for the married man to let loose and let his wife do the same, having her run off to that beautiful second home, as he lives it up in the city, spending sweaty nights between the sheets with his much younger sexy… » 8/27/13 12:40pm 8/27/13 12:40pm

Your Guide To Everything Wrong With Huma Abedin

Anthony Weiner is a guy who, from the outside at least, is looking more and more like a hapless human whose mind has been completely taken over by an exhibitionist brain slug attached to his crotch. And now that every conceivable Carlos Danger joke has been made, the media's focus has moved on to his long-suffering… » 7/25/13 3:45pm 7/25/13 3:45pm

What Your Receipts Reveal About Your Shameful Secrets

In the immortal words of Freud, “No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.” This is a thought I revisit often; for instance, last week, I ran into a very distant acquaintance at a CVS while purchasing two things: a box of super… » 6/27/13 5:00pm 6/27/13 5:00pm

Katie Roiphe: Internet Infidelity is Lame Compared To Straight-Up Extramarital Banging

Our very own wealthy, psuedo-intellectual Brooklyn-brownstone-dwelling polemic feminist (although, who knows, she might rankle at the label of "feminist") Katie Roiphe's latest piece on Slate, primarily addresses this much passed-around NYT article and the nuances of Facebook flirtations. See, KT thinks it's worse… » 2/09/13 5:00pm 2/09/13 5:00pm

Just Because You’re Hot Doesn’t Mean He Won’t Cheat

If your boyfriend ranks lower on the "attractiveness scale" than you do, is he more likely to stay faithful? Conventional wisdom says yes. It assumes that less attractive people have fewer opportunities to stray, and that the "less hot" partners in relationship will feel so fortunate to be dating "out of their league"… » 12/18/12 1:20pm 12/18/12 1:20pm

Why We Still Fall for the Myth of the Uncontrollable Boner

Could you forgive your spouse for having an extramarital affair? When it comes to relationships, it's hard to think of a more perennial question. When I was in college, my friends and I -– most of us children of divorced parents -– would argue with high emotion about whether any committed monogamous relationship could… » 11/29/12 1:45pm 11/29/12 1:45pm

More Married Women Turning Into Unfaithful, Aloof Donna Drapers

Although Kinsey's 60-year-old statistics have since been widely debated—not to mention there was, and will always be, the assumption that the rates are actually slightly higher thanks to the people who won't come clean—he found that men were significantly more likely to cheat than women, and that opinion has remained… » 10/20/12 5:45pm 10/20/12 5:45pm