When it was revealed that 95% of the people who used cheating website Ashley Madison were male, no one was really all that surprised. After all, conventional wisdom says that men are the ones who can’t keep it in their pants. But that’s not quite true. In fact, research has shown that women are just as likely to stray as men, but for different reasons.
A study by researchers from Indiana University revealed that women cheat about as often as men. 19% of women and 23% of men who participated in the study reported cheating. Research has also shown that those who cheat in relationships tend to be untrustworthy in other areas of their lives.
With that in mind, here are five signs (this is obviously not confirmation) that your guy will never cheat on you. This information can also be applied to women because research has shown time and again that there many similarities between (aside from the root cause) the sexes when it comes to cheating.
1. He likes to keep busy
When a man is constantly busy because he has to juggle family, work, and other responsibilities, the chances of him even having the time to cheat is a big improbability. If he spends every waking moment dealing with what’s on his plate, he probably won’t have time to even think of other women.
2. He’s honest about everything he does
If your guy keeps his word about almost everything that has to do with your relationship, then he’s likely a trustworthy partner. This is especially true if he owns up to being dishonest when he’s caught and willingly faces the consequences. A man with a deep sense of honesty is much less likely to cheat on you with other women.
3. He likes to keep you in the loop
If your man enjoys keeping you in the loop about everything that’s goes on in his life, there’s small chance he’s messing around with anyone else. If he takes pride in making sure that you know about all the details of his life, then he’s a keeper.
4. He’s selfless
An honest and genuine man usually cares more about those he loves than about himself. If he’s generous with what he has, no matter how little it may be, chances are he doesn’t have the heart to wound you so deeply by cheating.
5. He has cut ties with past lovers
A study conducted by the dating site eHarmony found that 21% of men and 32% of women who cheated acted on “sexual temptation” with an ex. With all the social media platforms out there, it’s easier than ever for men to keep in touch with past lovers. But if your man directs all female attention towards you and you alone, then there are probably no hazards worth investigating.