I don’t put much stock in that whole men-being-hard-wired-to-want-to-spread-their- seed thing, because I don’t want to believe it. I hate thinking that guys are made to be with more than one person, because I don’t want the person I’m with to want to be with anyone else. But I think I better suck it up, because a study was published published in the July issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology about people in relationships and flirting.
The study says that when a girl who’s in a relationship meets a hot, single guy, she’s more likely to work to try to strengthen her current relationship. But if a guy who has a girlfriend has a flirtation with an available women, he’s more likely to look at his girlfriend in a more negative light, like being pissed at her if she canceled a date or told friends an embarrassing story about him. This makes me feel sad inside, but according to the lead author, men can learn to resist the temptation when trained to think flirting with an attractive woman could destroy their relationship. Women don’t even need to be be trained to respect and work on their relationships, because, as the study’s author said, we’ve been “socialized to be wary of the advances of attractive men.” [Medical News Today]