Keeping it in your pants, it seems, is a Herculean task: From jetsetting governors to reality TV cheeseballs, philandering men are everywhere. But is cheating a dealbreaker? The answer, of course, is that it depends on your woman, because for every bag of belongings set afire, there’s a forgiving embrace. Maybe.
The Woman: Outgoing and flirtatious, she’s succumbed to temptation in past relationships. Not that she’d ever do that to you.
Dealbreaker? She’d like to say yes, but that would be hypocritical.
The Woman: She was never starry-eyed about coupledom. Love sucked her in, but she told you straight up that straying would put your manhood on the line.
Dealbreaker? Damn straight.
The Woman: Her own brilliant career has offered temptation, but she’s far too disciplined to submit to such base impulses.
Dealbreaker? Maybe. A one-night stand might fly, but an affair means it’s over – and she’s taking the house.
The Woman: Being a wife was always her aim, and her family is her life. She won’t give that up.
Dealbreaker? No. Just be prepared to spend the next decade on your knees, proffering expensive gifts.
The Woman: You were committed to someone else when you guys hooked up – and so was her previous lover. But she doesn’t get a thrill from being the other woman. No way.
Dealbreaker? No, because there was never much trust. But she’s leaving anyway; the thrill is gone.
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