Why do people cheat on people they love? Scientists give reason for infidelity
The tendency to cheat can be genetically inherent. These are the conclusions reached by scientists at Oxford University. They found that infidelity is associated with the work of a variant of the DRD4 gene, which is responsible for receptors that produce the hormone of pleasure, writes “MIR 24”.
The experts studied a group of 180 volunteers, finding out the details of their personal lives and studying their DNA. It turned out that those participants whose form of the DRD4 gene was long were less sensitive to the pleasure hormone.
Such people needed more sexual contacts to get the same reaction as the owners of the short variant of the gene.
The study showed that volunteers with a long gene often “walked to the left”, and those with a short DRD4 changed twice less often.
Earlier, psychologist Alena Leonova advised on how to “spread straws” so that the partner does not go “to the left”. According to the expert, cheating from scratch, as a rule, does not happen. There are always prerequisites for it.
“I was with a girlfriend for five years and was making plans to propose to her. Then one day, she said she wanted to take a break to figure things out. That was about four years ago. She got married about two years after her “break” to a coworker who I later found out through the help on Instagram that she had been cheating on me with the whole time we were together. I was devastated at the time, but now I think it was all for the best. Also, it’s a small world, because her husband is cheating on her with my staff. Thanks, karma!” I might just give my staff a promotion, what do you guys think?