For Discussion: Should You Expect Your Man To Cheat If You Make More Money Than Him???

- By Bossip Staff

In Tyler Perry’s film “For Colored Girls” Janet Jackson plays the very wealthy, very successful, publishing exec Jo — who out-earns her pretty-boy husband. And he cheats on her BIG TIME. The storyline isn’t far-fetched.

A recent study released by Cornell University this year found that male partners of women who out-earned them were more likely to cheat on them. In fact, the study says men who earn less than their wives or girlfriends are FIVE times more likely to cheat than men with more equal earning partners.

SMH. Talk about adding insult to injury.

But the new issue of Glamour Magazine sheds light on the subject. According to study author Christin Munsch, the statistic only applies when the man is completely financially dependent
on the woman for a year or more.

Sorry but um, in this economy, that’s actually a very common scenario. So while women are out earning the bacon, why would men go out and bang someone else???

“Some may feel insecure and turn to hyper-masculine behavior like being promiscuous,” explains Munsch.

Is that any excuse???

Munsch does say that the majority of men, dependent or not, don’t have affairs — but the study is still very unsettling…

Should working women be worried? How can women keep their low-earning or unemployed partners from becoming insecure? How does this news affect your relationship???

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    • Hannibal

      US MEN ARE GOING TO CHEAT REGARDLESS…

    • shut the fu*ck up

      but why hannibal why??

    • Iyan

      Don’t let him know how much money you make. (PERIOD) The absolute worst kind of man, is an insecure man. Can’t do it. I stay in a relationship longer, when I let that man know he is needed by me. It’s even better when I’m not crying and whining over money. Let the man find out on his own that he needs to get his ish together. If you let a man know that you wear the pants in the family sometimes it hurts their ego. However, there are men out there who would’nt mind being kept, and still stay faithful. Money is the root of all evil. So I say just build the man up without all the material ish, than things will be fine.

    • http://static2.hypem.net/thumbs/2/1089002.png YokoDMV

      my thoughts exactly – mammals arent monogamus : / just facts. so if you make more money that him, youre REALLY dumb, cus what can he even do for you now?? cheat. lol

    • nywoman23...killuminati

      exactly hannibal.men cheat no matter what.

      and as for as making more money than ur man. if its a black lazy man which most are, he would be too happy. shucks he would quit his job and tell his woman he got laid off.

    • the truth is.....

      @hannibal

      For once I agree w/u!

    • lga

      not all man cheat if the woman makes more money but in the rl where a woman works at the mac and the man as a cleaner and making less then the woman ofc hes going to cheat or turning gay.

    • CAN AM

      @ Hannibal….Thanks for the honesty.

  • shut the fu*ck up

    hell no should a wife cheat if her husband earns more than her??? why should it be any different, men just look for excuses to cheat don’t add to the BS out there if he gonna cheat he gonna cheat but guess what Imma cheat too with ur little brother

    • shut the fu*ck up

      turn his lights on and make him dizzy

    • AlterEgo

      So mad you made me choke on my coffee!!!

      What the eff is wrong wit you!!!?!?!?

      LMAO!!!!

    • shut the fu*ck up

      be specific

    • Ms H

      ROFLMAO about cheating with their lil brother. Some men need a reality check. The broads they cheat with are disgusting but it is what it is.

    • shut the fu*ck up

      don’t they
      men feel like they have the papers to cheat…okay then
      but now women are making the $$$
      so hell
      and they wonder why women are getting so vicious out there today

  • samech

    ?

    • all the men want me

      no really….they will

  • jayluv

    If I notice any of the 7 deadly sins in a man I am dating…I’m out…no need to go any further with that, ’cause I already know what’s gonna take place.

    • It's Me

      baby girl what are a few of the deadly sins in your book?

  • S.a.s.s.y24

    I agree

  • S.a.s.s.y24

    People cheat because they want to they just use any and everything for an excuse.

  • Rob Wilson

    If a man gonna cheat he gonna cheat. I for one know from experience. I see something I like I’m gonna go for it. That’s just who I am. THe woman needs to know how to play her position, both the wife and my side piece.

    • cw

      ur not a man….ur still a juvenile with that kind of thinking…grow up and stop spreading STD’s u walking HIV magnent…

  • http://www.showmestate.com 5'10" AKILLAH RICHARDS (A SPADE IS A SPADE)

    IM SORRY LADIES, BUT THEY TEND TO. IT’S AN EGO THING. THATS WHY YOU SHOULD ALWAYS MARRY FOR MONEY. LOL J/K

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  • yaz

    What’s the point getting married and your partner is going to practice adultery. If one is going to do all that, don’t get married. One can keep their ego on high and be by themselves.

  • It's Me

    I would never cheat on Janet. I would have breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, made daily. I would do all the house cleaning gardening, shopping, you name it.

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals!!

    What in deee hayle kind of question is that and WHO in their right mind would say yes???

  • MyReason

    It’s a matter of maturity and self worth. A man who knows he brings more to the table than just his money is gonna respect a woman who is also doing her thing. I make more than my man now, but he’s much better at managing his finances than I am and gives me great advice on not only how to make it but make it work for me. No animosity. And in three years he hasn’t cheated yet…

    • http://fabwtalk.blogspot.com fabwtalk

      I agree!

  • http://Bossip Tiki Barber

    If a dude got his pointy azz head on skraight and he`s rolling with a women whose kickin azz in the board room fall back and enjoy that sheet ! LOl Let her work, and when she gets home your going to work her some more in the bed room ! Lol Especially her jaws ! LOL And after we finish I`m send her bread wining azz in the kitchen because my sammich aint going to make itself ! Handle your business like a PIMP YO !

    • MyReason

      LMFAO!!!!!!!! Hilarious

  • AlterEgo

    I think shady n*ggas will use ANY EXCUSE under the sun to cheat.

    You make more than I do! I’m cheatin’

    Dinner was no where near as delicious as my mommas! I’m cheatin’

    You bought that sofa and I HATE IT! I’m cheatin’

    You don’t do EVERYTHING I tell you to! I’m tellin’ my momma your questionin’ my manhood!!! I’m cheatin’

    It will go on forever people…

    • Bri

      LMBO!! Literally!

  • http://Bossip Tiki Barber

    And since she is so TYPE A personality ! You let her know ” YEAH YEAH I know you the Queen B at your job but when you come home ” i`M your KIng ! Now girl turn around and receive your king ! LOL

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    • S.a.s.s.y24

      lol

  • Mz. Lady

    Way to clean up you offensive 11:28am comment, Marquis de Sade. You aint fooking no one.

  • Ummmm...

    …you’re obviously a broke azz punk who can’t get p$$y at all…that’s why you stay on this board hatin’ on sistas who are makin’ the money…

    …your hands must have lotsa blisters on them ‘cuz no woman really wants you…oh wait, you may be some good to them trailer park beccies…

  • ImMe

    I THINK THE MAN HAS TO BE STRONG ENOUGH TO NOT EVEN LET THAT BOTHER HIM. THE WOMAN MUST NOT THROW THAT IN IS FACE THAT SHE IS THE BREAD-WINNER TOO. I KNOW A COUPLE AND THE WIFE ALWAYS THROWS UP THE FACT THAT SHE MAKES THE MONEY AND SHE DOESN’T NEED HIM. THE RELATIONSHIP IS HEADED FOR DISASTER. MEN OFTEN THROW UP THE FACT THAT THEY MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEIR SPOUSES BUT WOMEN USUALLY TAKE IT BECAUSE IT IS THE “NORM.” I DON’T THINK ITS RIGHT BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE IN A RELATIONSHIP YOU ARE WORKING TOWARDS A GOAL TOGETHER. IM NOT SAYING GIVE ALL YOUR MONEY TO YOUR SPOUSE BUT THEIR SHOULD BE AN EVEN POT WHERE IT’S “OUR MONEY” GIVEN FROM BOTH SIDES. IT’S SAD WHEN ANYONE DOES THAT. HAVING THAT KIND OF ATTITUDE RUININGS RELATIONSHIPS…

  • pilarc

    I thought it was when the man was making more money and was comfortable in his skin that he cheated. Now this???????

  • guest

    People are going to cheat regardless of income levels and regardless of who is earning more.

  • shut the fu*ck up

    thats what some of you say but let ur azz get cheated on and you bi*tches cry like a female cat in heat
    shut all that noise the fu*ck up and man up

  • la vie n'est pas compliquee, nous sommes.

    What kind of question is this??? What’s the correlation between making money & cheating? The simple answer is NO….next….

  • chica

    I had a man cheat on me then he started talking sheet when I caught him.I put sheet in his food. Now he can talk sheet forreal.

  • A Southern Girl

    Ask “phish-lips” Phaedra. If she doesn’t know already, she will shortly.

    • shut the fu*ck up

      stop..lol

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