Why Do Men Cheat with Less Attractive Women?

By on October 11, 2014
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Women love to ask: “Why do Men Cheat With ‘Uglier’ Women?”

Cheating Answers Revealed

I don’t know about you but this very common question literally baffles me. Why do men cheat with uglier women? Why do they cheat on their beautiful wives? Why do they trade in their hot and sexy Porsche 911 for a clunker Ford Tempo?

Why? Why? Why?

Well I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been on one side of this coin at some point in our lives. Regardless, both people lose and usually one partner gets totally destroyed. So why is it that men who have a loving, supportive, and beautiful partner waiting at home, decide to cheat with a butt-ugly woman?

Well the answer really is quite simple. If a good looking guy gets it on with an uglier woman, chances are pretty good he’s going to get what he wants without any hassle. If however, he tries to do the same with another attractive goddess, he may have to spend more energy convincing her to hit the sack with him. Seems pretty harsh but it’s true.

Shallow and Determined!

So if a married man is looking to cheat he will usually search out a girl with low self-esteem or a very plain look. Simply because odds are good these women will be ready and willing. There is another clearer term for this but I better behave myself.

Regardless of the reasons, cheating is hurtful for everyone, especially the wife getting cheated on.

Cheating is Cheating!

Another reason men cheat with ugly women, and chance ruining their relationship, is because they are already feeling guilty before they do it. Now this may not make sense quite yet but many men try and justify the “good cop – bad cop” running through the brain before they actually cheat. Theorizing in their head that if they take a woman on a lower level than their wife, that’s better than taking a slick hot chic that is a few notches about their wife on the “do-me” scale.

A psychological method of making her feel “less” awful if she finds out? Lame, but I can see it happening. A cheating man’s desperate attempt to make a wrong less wrong. At least if she finds out and sees it was with an ugly woman, then she’ll really know he doesn’t love her and it really just was a one-time thing. This is a sample of what runs through their head.

Stupidly illogical thinking but it still does make a little sense. The mind is a powerful thing and if you let your ego take control, and combine with your natural intrinsic instincts, you really can get yourself into a whole heap of trouble.

Mind over Matter – Cheaters Be Gone!

Bottom line: cheating hurts, and just because men tend to cheat on their wives with less attractive women doesn’t make it hurt any less.


About Tammy Moranis

An admitted former victim of marriage infidelity, Tammy Moranis is a self-proclaimed "victims advocate for all things unjust in relationships and marriage". Tammy loves hiking, adult field-trips into the wilderness, and anything involving psychology or Starbucks.


  1. Bob

    February 8, 2013 at 4:10 am

    Look at the whole Arnold Schwarzenegger scandal!! I wonder if he just put a bag over the maid’s head? There is just NO excuse for a cheating spouse.

  2. Blake Miller

    February 8, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Why do men cheat with uglier women? Well, in some case maybe you’re right that it’s just because it will be easier for them to get what they want. If there are emotions involved too though, sometimes feelings don’t care what people look like.

  3. Marina

    February 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Ha, the question should just be why do men cheat in general. Men will do it with anything that moves, I’m so sick of being cheated on. I’m a good looking lady but that doesn’t seem to stop men from stepping out and finding someone to cheat with.

  4. aaron

    October 5, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    the answer is much simpler. an ugly woman is a different woman from the one they have. simple 🙂

  5. FeistyFox

    November 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I asked a man, and he believes it’s because men are less likely to get attached to a woman theyfind less attractive . It’s the same idea as a paper plate vs fine China.. He uses it forfor his temp needs and tosses when he’s done. In his mind this makes everything less complicated and he’s not thinking past his penis.

  6. Jodi

    January 2, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    In counseling, my husband openly admitted that he did not want her attractive SO THAT HE WOULD NOT BE TEMPTED to GO BACK TO HER EVER AGAIN.

    True statement and proves that he truly wasn’t thinking of anything but his member.

  7. Denise

    January 14, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    This is more emotional than physical (sex):
    She probably makes him feel better about himself in ways that his beautiful, successful partner does not.

    She tells him positive things that his mate doesn’t, she makes him feel special, she doesn’t nag, she laughs at his corny jokes, etc. You get the picture.

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