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The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Eric Anderson


A resilient cultural myth equates monogamy with a test of true love. Yet, despite this strongly-held cultural ideal, cheating is rampant. Whereas most books seek to cure men from their cheating malaise, The Monogamy Gap offers a far more radical idea: that men cheat because they love. In this groundbreaking research by Professor Eric Anderson, instead of entering his research with a condemnation of cheating, he examines for the purpose of cheating. Drawing on interviews with 120 straight and gay men, The Monogamy Gap shows how, after the intense and passionate sex of the early relationship fad ... More

Keywords: monogamy, cheating, men, relationships, sex, dyadic dissonance theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199777921
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Anderson, author