If you're worried that your partner might be tempted to cheat, have a look back at his father's history for the answer. At least that's what a study suggests through its findings that men whose fathers cheated are likely to cheat too.
No doubt the results come as no surprise to many. Even Tiger Woods has learnt a thing or two from his dad…
Czech scientist Jan Havlicek and his team based at Charles University in Prague found that while both men and women both cheat, men are more likely to do so if their old dad left a similar legacy.
Interestingly, daughters of cheating mothers were not influenced in the same way which could be explained by how society expects women to behave versus men. While cheating men tend to be easily forgiven, cheating women generally tend to be labelled as unacceptable leading them to avoid such behaviour.
Havlicek also found that men and women cheat for different reasons. His team analysed the backgrounds of 86 couples, establishing information around their relationships, how they saw sex, their family history and their infidelities.
They found that men's affairs had sex as a core motivator and that the status of their relationship with a partner did not have much bearing on their tendencies to stray. Still, men were more likely to stray than women if they were dissatisfied in a relationship. On the other hand, women were more likely to stray in order to find another partner, rather than just for sex.
Are men really more influenced by their relationship with their fathers than women are by their mothers? Have your say in the comments section below.