A lot of college students are picking up a dangerous habit that could stay with them for life. It’s cheating on their romantic partner.
A recent study found that 3 out of 4 students have been unfaithful.
So, why is cheating on the rise with young people? Experts say that college campuses are a breeding ground for cheating like never before.
Reason #1: It’s a numbers game. Statistics show the women-to-men ratio at most schools is 60 to 40, so relationships are more likely to be on men’s terms. Which means that if a guy cheats – and his girlfriend won’t let it slide – he’ll just move on to the next girl. Also, women are more likely to cheat to get back at their partner, or because they’re not getting the attention they want.
Another reason why college campuses are cheating breeding grounds? Experts say it’s because Millennials are the first generation to grow up in a world where casual sex is the norm.
And while it’s true that college students are still young and experimenting with relationships, psychologists warn that they could be setting themselves up to be lifetime cheaters.
Studies show that the patterns set in premarital relationships - like infidelity - often spill over into marriage. And statistics back it up. For example, if you cheat in your 20s, later when you’re married, you’re 30% more likely to cheat!
So, psychologists are pushing colleges to offer relationship courses that teach undergrads not to cheat – arguing that it’s just as important for students to learn morality as calculus.
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