Why do men cheat and lie: 20 most common reasons

5. They Do Not Want The Drama

In fact, if not telling the truth is harmless enough and being honest will not cause heartache drama and grief for both parties, why would a guy want to do it? Actually, humans want to make life much easier for ourselves, not more difficult. And that is among many reasons why do men cheat and lie.

6. They View It As A Status Symbol

Many guys consider cheating and lying is a status symbol to be able to afford a mistress. They might view it as one of the trappings of success.

7. They Are Not Who They Seem To Be

For those men, they never intend to be monogamous, though talking a vow or making a commitment to do so. They also lack empathy for their spouse, and they resentfully see monogamy as something to work around instead of respect. They need to get what they want when they want it – and that supersedes the value they place on partnership and intimacy.

8. They Are Love Or Sex Addicts

These men use sexual fantasy, urges and behaviors as a manner to self-soothe and self-medicate challenging life stressors and strong emotions they find hard to tolerate. They use sex as well as romantic intensity to temporarily distract from emotional emptiness and to avoid those uncomfortable feelings. These guys usually have a long history of underlying psychological problems that lead to sexual intensity rather than intimacy for the emotional fulfillment. [Read: what men want in bed]

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