Why Do Men Cheat?: You Said it

"I think unfaithfulness goes hand in hand with low self-value. Cheaters seek approval or fulfillment in the eyes of another person when they should be looking within themselves for any estimation of self worth." --iVillager weasy71

"I think it has a lot more to do with how the cheater fells about his/her self, rather than how the cheater feels about his/her spouse." --iVillager lee_823

4. To Fill a Void. Many iVillagers concluded that men cheat because they are not satisfied with their relationships. When something is missing from the mix - be it regular sex or healthy communication -- men try to fill the emptiness with an affair:

"Just like women, men cheat when there is something lacking in a relationship. The wife may not even see what's missing. Maybe the man wants kinkier sex and is afraid to ask, or has already been turned down. Maybe he's cheating with another woman who doesn't nag or fuss at him." --iVillager barrysgal

"My husband and I had problems, and he tried to solve them with someone else. It didn't solve them - it just made them worse." --iVillager djb61

"I guess, in a nutshell, the reason why a spouse cheats is because he/she feels alone." --iVillager olivepop

5. "They're Selfish." Whether they're immature, greedy, or just plain clueless, some men don't know how to value and respect their partners, say iVillagers:

"Sometimes people cheat in a marriage because they haven't gotten far enough along in the maturation process to understand and live their vows." --iVillager meanmommy

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