Why do people cheat in relationships?


Editor’s note: What I love about MattysModernLife’s videos is that he shows how human behaviour manifests as a direct result of human biology. The follow on from this is that traditional social structures are not social constructs, but develop as a direct reflection of their biological origin. For example, until the last few decades, we lived in a patriarchy because men ***were*** naturally dominant. There was nothing wrong with it. It was natural, good, and it just was.

This video looks at the different reasons why men and women, in general, cheat. In each case, it is as a consequence of biological strategy. To reproduce their genes, men try to spread their seed as far and wide as possible, so cheating increases the chances of their genes surviving by increasing their chances of procreation. To reproduce their own genes, women require a man who can provide them with resources. Cheating can be a way of attaining a man with more resources (hypergamy) therefore increasing the likelihood of providing an abundance of resources for their offspring to prosper.

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  • Mattys Modern Life

    The guy who made this is a genius!

    • Earl Conner

      As a man ‘on the pill’, it’s sometimes hard to appreciate that this sort of information could be new for some people. But yes, it was nicely put. I’m thinking you could make a whole Sperm Wars themed series: The Balls Awaken, The Betas Strike Back, etc…

      • Mattys Modern Life

        Go check out my channel, I’m doing a full series on biology and human behaviour. πŸ™‚

        Sperm wars are a big part of it and I may do a full episode on them but not sure.

        This was episode two, they take a while to make and I have other series’ I’m working on at the same time (economics, social commentary and going to start a life/dating/relationship advice series soon).

        I know it’s cliche but subscribe for more! πŸ˜€