Romantic partners are more likely to cheat on each other when the woman earns more than the man, according to Farnoosh Torabi, author of “When She Makes More: 10 Rules for Breadwinning Women.”
In a 2010 study conducted by Cornell University, researchers looked at 18-28 year-old married couples and cohabiting couples who’d been been together at least a year. They found that “men who were entirely dependent on their female partner’s salary were five times more likely to cheat than men who made an equal amount of money,” wrote Torabi.
But what if the man makes more?
According to the study, when a man makes more in a relationship, the woman is less likely to cheat. Women who depend on the man’s salary are half as likely to cheat compared to women who earn the same amount as their significant other.
Did you read that last sentence? This study suggests that both women and men are more likely to cheat on each other when the woman makes more money in the relationship.
As usual, women get the short end of the stick.