Cheating may be good for a woman because the grief and difficult feelings she experiences will help her select a better future mate, according to a study from Binghamton University.
Craig Morris, research associate at Binghamton University and lead author on the study, explained: “Our thesis is that the woman who ‘loses’ her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she ‘wins.'”
He added, “The ‘other woman,’ conversely, is now in a relationship with a partner who has a demonstrated history of deception and, likely, infidelity. Thus, in the long-term, she ‘loses.'”
As a result of being cheated on, scorned women look for characteristics and tendencies that she wants to avoid in future relationships.
Researchers asked 5,705 people in 96 countries about relationships and break ups.