17 Men Explain Why They Cheated On Their Partners

January 30, 2018
There are plenty of ways to muck up a relationship, but without a doubt the most surefire way to cause a messy breakup is infidelity. Everyone has their reasons, but sometimes things aren't as back and white as they might seem. Well, thanks to MSN we now have some new insight. MSN took to Reddit to ask the men of the internet why they cheated. We've got the full list of reasons, explanations... and excuses, check it out:
  1. "I really screwed up with the one I love and she wouldn't take me back and I was lonely. So I started dating someone, butwe never stopped loving each otherand one day we gave in and cheated on our partners with each other." - Redditor n0_fat_ch1x
  2. "I've cheated on my girlfriends, and I also think I would cheat on my wife. I know this sounds horrible and all but I don't know why I'd do it. Perhaps it's the same reason why I don't know why I drink." "I'd love my girlfriend or (maybe) future wife to death and I am faithfully loyal, but at the same time, I like that excitement of something or someone new. I like new energy. I know, in the eyes of some people this makes me a horrible person. But I am who I am." -Anonymous Redditor
  3. "When I was 17 and with my first girlfriend, I cheated on her. It was right after she'd cheated on me. It wasn't quite revenge; more like trying to put things back in balance. It made me feel horrible. The purity and closeness of our relationship was never the same again." - Redditor nueromonkey
  4. "Yes, (I've cheated on) pretty much every woman I've been with. From my experience, women will always do something to try to destroy your world, so I just beat them to the punch." -Anonymous Redditor
  5. "When I'm in a relationship, I still go out to drink. When I'm out drinking, it hard not to walk up and say 'hi' to a pretty girl. When I'm talking to a pretty girl, I can't help flirting. When I'm flirting, it seems appropriate to make out with her. When I'm making out with her, it's only natural to bring her home to my place. When we are at my place, the only thing to do is (have sex). "I seriously rarely plan to cheat, but I'm the kind of guy who can get laid without much effort, so it's hard to control myself. Also, girls always forgive my cheating, so I don't feel bad about it anymore." - Anonymous Redditor
  6. "The relationship was on a steady decline. She went away on a trip to a different country, and I started seeing more of another (female) friend and spending a lot of time with her. I stayed the night in her room a few times and nothing happened, but then a few days later she decided to make a move and I went with it. "I didn't feel as guilty as I thought I would, surprisingly enough. I guess it felt right to me. Me and the girl I cheated with are now dating and I've since ended things with the other one." - Redditor King_Peanut_Butter
  7. "(I've cheated) many times. With escorts and a mistress. I felt no guilt with the escorts because no emotions were involved, but I fell madly in love with my mistress and that made me feel very guilty. Mostly only when I was with my mistress, not so much after. "For the record, my wife cheated on me multiple times before I ever thought about cheating on her, and I didn't seriously consider it until our sex life had been almost non-existent for years. If that hadn't been the case I think I would have a lot more guilt." - Redditor hobbyist
  8. "I cheated on my girlfriend of 12 years when I went out with some friends a few years ago. My girlfriend was 300 miles away and I just thought 'f--- it, why not, she doesn't need to know.' "So I chatted up some girls and ended up getting one back to my hotel room ... When the booze and drugs had worn off I felt like absolute s--- and vowed never to do it again and have been Mr. Perfect Boyfriend ever since. I can say honestly the experience meant absolutely nothing to me." - Redditor toastercan
  9. "I cheated on my current fiance, I am still haunted by this almost daily, we are now both 22 and started dating when we were 15. Senior year of high school there was this girl that was friends with both of us and she started getting closer and closer to me, flirting, teasing and eventually I made a split second mistake and gave in. "It was the biggest mistake of my life. We only kissed for about 30 seconds in a stairwell but someone happened to see us and ended up telling my fiance even after I begged. My fiance somehow forgave me and still to this day I regret it. F**k my high school hormones and lack of judgment." - Redditor xDommy
  10. "I have cheated on a girlfriend in the past. The relationship seemed lost and I felt lost and wasn't sure whether or not I was actually happy. We were at the point where all we did was fight with nowhere left to really connect. Despite that, she was still really devoted to the relationship. "But in a moment of weakness, I hooked up with this girl who'd been eyeballing me for a while. Shortly after that, we started dating, and within a couple months she had gone on a summer cruise and cheated on me. I should've been (mad), but since I had very recently done the same, I was only concerned how much I must've hurt my previous partner." - Redditor Flylite
  11. "I cheated on my wife a long time ago, in the early stages of our relationship before we got married. I was a young, stupid, drunk, horny teenager. It was a mistake. I don't remember much of what happened that night, which is probably for the best. I told her. "Angry screaming and profuse apologizing followed. It took a long time, but eventually, she forgave me. Now I'm married to her." - Redditor Reizo123
  12. "I was bored and I wanted to try something new, but the girl I was with didn't want an open relationship. I didn't want to break up with her just so I could bang other people, so my options were reduced to continuing boredom or cheating. I chose to cheat." - Redditor RandianHero
  13. "I'd fallen from a high-end role (seven figures) to a comparatively basic position. Rather than confront my failure I chose a destructive path of a fantasy world with an attractive mistress. "I hurt so many people and I truly have remorse for what I did, I also know what my trigger is and will not stray again." - Redditor throwwelldown
  14. "After a few years of marriage, it became clear that she didn't respect or appreciate me. I had low self-esteem. Traveled a lot for work. Felt like I deserved it somehow and it was ok because I treated her well and provided a good life. "It felt great to be wanted by other women. The guilt ate me up inside for years. We eventually divorced." - Redditor Exptgy
  15. "I am head over heels in love with my wife - always have been. We have beautiful kids and we are a happy family. We have regular (great) sex, and the only issue is that while my wife had a couple previous partners before marriage, I had none. I thought I could live with it, but after nearly a decade of being together, I found myself this year wondering what I may have missed out on. "On a recent trip to Sin City, I was weak and strayed - had oral/vaginal sex with another woman (escort) outside of marriage. Used protection and had all of the required tests when I got back home - no STDs. At the time, I justified this by convincing myself it would be good for my marriage, as it would stop me from obsessing about the fact that I've only ever slept with one woman. "I failed to estimate the emotional toll the guilt would have on me. I look at this beautiful woman who birthed and cares for our children, and can't even fathom how I justified my actions. She gave me her life and trusted me, and I betrayed her." - Redditor infidel_throwaway
  16. "I'm a 37-year-old male, my wife is 48. About a month and a half ago I was out of town on the other side of the country at a week-long seminar for my job. I struck up a conversation with a very attractive 34-year-old woman. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think anything would come of it. I have always been completely faithful to my wife and vowed, and assumed, I always would be. This other woman was also married and had four kids. Well, one thing led to another and we were back at her hotel room, had a few drinks, started kissing, and ... I just didn't seem to be able to help myself. I make no excuses for what I did,but I did have sex with this woman." - Redditor disgustedthrowaway99
  17. "I cheated on my long-time girlfriend and was subsequently busted several years ago. I wish I could say that my girlfriend did something horribly wrong, but she didn't. "I did it for incredibly selfish reasons. I went through a severe bout of depression and thought that the fresh and intimate connection of a new girl would help fix my mental health problems. It didn't. Not worth it." Redditor analternateaccount66