Love & Romance Is there a relationship between cheating and wealth?

Do people cheat more when they have money or not?

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5 signs that your boo is wasting your time play Is there a relationship between cheating and wealth? (Getty)
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Is it possible that men who cheat do so because they have the money to afford it?

Christiane Amanpour recently took her show, "Sex & Love around the World" to Ghana, with a view to understanding how love, romance and sex works in the gold coast.

How much jealousy is OK in a relationship play Do people become boldened by wealth to cheat on their partner? (Shutterstock)


And while conversing with a certain Ghanaian man about his marriage, she asks him if he ever cheats on his wife and his interesting response goes thus:

“I can’t cheat. The reason… is that I’m a poor person.”


Spurred by this statement from the man, the British journalist, asks him if he really thinks cheating is a game only rich people play and his answer is an emphatic “yes;” delivered without missing a beat.

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“When you are rich, you can decide to choose any woman, any lady you want; but I’m a poor person, I have to stay with one lady,” he says.

Does money really affect cheating?

The man in the tweet above does have a point about how money enables unfaithful spouses run their illicit romantic operations smoothly. However, the decision to cheat in the first instance is a matter of the mind and not the depth of one's pockets.

play Cheating is a choice, whichever way you decide to look at it. (Shutterstock)


"‏Cheating is a choice. It's not about being poor or rich. There are rich men who can afford lots of girls or women, but they don't. Same way you will be surprised a poor man has more than two women and side chics," says Amarteifio Jerry, a twitter user.

So in your opinion, is cheating really influenced by wealth or not? Please let us know by voting in the poll below.

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