I have a friend who is fond of saying, “every man cheats”. This is his way of justifying his roving eye (and dick). However, I don’t know that he’s that far off. I’d say 70 percent of married men cheat at least once in their marriage. Statistics says it’s between 40% and 60%, but cheating men lie as well, so I’m sticking with 70 percent.
Does this mean we’re doomed to be cheated on?
I look at it this way: Walmart is the most popular store in the US and McDonalds the most popular restaurant. Although common and popular, it doesn’t mean either establishment represents quality. Men who cheat are the Walmart or McDonalds of relationships. They may be ubiquitous, but that doesn’t mean I have to give them my patronage.
Polygamy and polyamory are receiving a lot of air-play these days. I was against the practice of polygamy, thinking it contributed to the subjugation of women. My feelings have changed. If men and women want to practice polygamy, let them. It’s more forthright than cheating.