Study Says Women Who Are Cheated On Are More Likely To "Win" In Life

Researcher say that there's a silver lining to being cheated on.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger--and science proves it. According to a new study, women who are cheated on come out on top in the end.

The study by Craig Morris at Binghamton University reports that female victims of cheating show overall more personal growth, and the ability to pick better future partners. "Our thesis is that the woman who 'loses' her mate to another woman will go through a period of post-relationship grief and betrayal, but come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value. Hence, in the long-term, she 'wins,'" said Morris. 

5,705 participants were observed in what is being called the largest-ever study on the topic. This may all seem obvious--of course, experience teaches us about what low down, no-good losers not to date in the future--but it's nice to know that we have science on our side.

Other research conducted by Morris shows that women tend to be more hurt by breakups but they also tend to recover more fully afterward. Men, on the other hand, never fully recover but just move on.

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