Will hubby cheat? Take a look at his dad

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If you want to know if your husband will cheat, you may want to take a close look at your father-in-law.

According to a study, male infidelity runs in the family, which will come as no surprise to the wives of womanising celebrities who had cheating fathers such as Tiger Woods and Ryan Giggs.

The study found that men were more likely to stray if their fathers had been unfaithful when they were growing up. Researcher Jan Havlicek said daughters were not affected in the same way by their mothers’ infidelity.

The Czech scientists from Charles University in Prague recruited 86 couples for the research. They questioned the men and women individually and in confidence about their relationships, their attitudes towards sex, their family backgrounds and their infidelities.

Psychologist Martie Hasleton said the findings could be explained by genetics.

Good-looking fathers tended to have good-looking sons, she said.

“We would expect men and women to use their attractiveness in different ways - men to get sexual variety, and women to get the best partner possible and a good dad for their kids.” - Daily Mail

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Ian Rhodes, wrote

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11:04am on 29 June 2011
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It has nothing to do with genes! It is part of our tradition!

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Anonymous, wrote

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01:19pm on 28 June 2011
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I dont think its completely on genes though they play a major role, my cousin is a serail cheat and his father was not like that, 1 woman man, got married in his twenties. Unless of course it come from the mothers too.lol

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The King, wrote

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12:50pm on 28 June 2011
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ooh sh!t, no luck for my son them. crap... for me this goes back from my great great grand dads. both from my parents' have had multiple or a kraal full of womenisers. come to think of it i stood no chance at all. it was fate

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Womens Day, Rights etc and now Studies..?, wrote

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12:41pm on 28 June 2011
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Ive seen women with their mothers who also cheat. I do not believe this study. Why blame everything on Males?

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:40pm on 28 June 2011
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this goes right to the heart of inherited sins ........ as spoken about in the Bible. We can learn a lot from reading this great Book!

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Anonymous, wrote

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12:14pm on 28 June 2011
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I agree fully - I have lived the experience and I know that this still happens with both father and son. I see the same traits now in my own son.

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JG, wrote

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11:54am on 28 June 2011
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And is the same not applicable to women?

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Juice, wrote

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11:34am on 28 June 2011
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Maybe it's got more to do with Psychology than genetics... Very often an affair is used to 'escape' an existing relationship without effectively dealing with the underlying issues in the relationship. This essentially undermines the child's ability to deal with their own future relationships and another affair seems to be the path of least resistance.

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Racoon Coon, wrote

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11:34am on 28 June 2011
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Yeah! I agree, it is true. It is in the blood, you just can not stop looking at woman. eissh!!!!!

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