With the recent "cheating scandal" involving CIA Director David Petraeus in constant rotation on nearly every mainstream news source, the question arises (once again), Why do men cheat?
The cheating scandal surrounding Gen. David Petraeus has nearly everyone trying to pinpoint why exactly men cheat -- including us.
But apparently, famed television evangelist Pat Robertson has it all figured out. On Monday's episode of "The 700 Club," Robertson gave the four-star general a free pass for the extramarital affair he had with biographer Paula Broadwell.
"The man's off in a foreign land and he's lonely and here's a good looking lady throwing herself at him," Robertson said. "I mean, he's a man."
Robertson's eyebrow-raising explanation got us wondering what other rationales people might offer up for why men cheat, so we went straight to the source and asked our our male followers on Facebook and Twitter. Click through the slideshow to find out what they had to say, then weigh in with your thoughts in the comments.
Here are a couple of the answers men gave on Twitter and Facebook (to protect these guys, I did not include their identities). You can see all 26 answers at the Huffington Post site. By the way, none of the answers I saw can justify cheating . . . just sayin'.
- It's either entitlement/insecurity @HuffPostDivorce Some feel owed, been there, some feel they will never get laid again, so they cash in
- @HuffPostDivorce I read somewhere men can only stay attracted to the same partner for three years. Aren't most primates non monogamous?
- @HuffPostDivorce bc it's just sex
- @HuffPostDivorce Because every man is biologically programmed to sleep with as many women as possible. Some control it, others don't.
- @HuffPostDivorce Not that I would do it. but probably because there's something missing but not enough to warrant a new relationship