Men who are financially dependent on their wives and live-in girlfriends are five times more likely to cheat than those who made the same amount of money, according to a study that looked at trends in infidelity.
But ladies, if your guy makes a lot less than you do, it doesn’t mean you should call off the wedding — or hire a private eye — just yet.
“Don’t take these results and panic and think they’re directly applicable to you and your relationship,” Christin Munsch, a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at Cornell University and author of the study, tells Shots.
Munsch says that each relationship is still unique, and infidelity remains a relatively uncommon occurrence. About 7 percent of men and 3 percent of women cheated in the study’s six-year period.