Well, convincing my girlfriend to let me be a stay-at-home dad someday just hit another roadblock thanks to the American Sociology Review.
According to a new study, men who depend on their wife’s salary to support them are three times more likely to cheat than women. Percentage-wise, there is a five percent chance a woman in the same role would cheat on her husband.
I call bullshit.
You better believe that if my daily responsibilities involve driving carpool and making a few meals in between binge watching Netflix and playing a round of golf, I am not going to screw that up. It’s noon and I’m horny? Good thing there is this thing called the Internet.
Yes, cleaning constant messes and attending six-year-olds’ birthday parties may get tiring, but there is no way you can convince me it’s not worth it. First off, if I’m able to be a stay-at-home dad, it most likely means my wife is making bank. Secondly, there are very slim odds I find another female out there that will let me do the same. Third, divorces are expensive which means I’d need to find a job. No thank you. The list goes on.
The study also claims that if the dad makes more than 70 percent of the family’s income, he is more likely to cheat. Well yeah, if I’m bringing home the bacon, you better believe Destanee down at the local gentleman’s club will be getting her share. I mean, it is MY money—that’s basically what this study says.
On the other hand, women who are more financially independent are less likely to cheat, according to the study. Again, that sounds too good to be true. If I were an activist, I’d say this study screams “misandry!”
According to The Telegraph:
The study, conducted at the University of Connecticut and published in the American Sociological Review, surveyed 2,757 heterosexual people between the ages of 18 and 32 who had been in a relationship for more than a year.
Study author Christin Munsch suggested that financially dependent men’s wandering eyes are a reaction to their emasculated role in the household.
“Extramarital sex allows men undergoing a masculinity threat — that is not being primary breadwinners, as is culturally expected — to engage in behaviour culturally associated with masculinity,” she said.
So it’s one of those “I’m still a man, dammit!” insecurity cheats? Either way, if you are lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom or dad and you spend your free time cheating on the one who pays the bills, you don’t deserve that role. Don’t screw this up, guys..
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