After thousands of years of the evolution of civilization, you would think that a simple thing like fidelity would be easy to manage. After all, we tamed wild dogs didn't we? We've been to space, we can even communicate with people around the world almost instantaneously!
Why do we still cheat?
You will forgive me if I get a little sexist. Not to put either gender down but just from personal experience, the following opinions have been formed.
Men get bored. Some more quickly than others. They get tired of looking at the same thing, talking to the same person and dealing with the same problems.
Women get angry. Some more viciously than others. They get frustrated with their husband/boyfriend's inability to change or downward spiral of negative changes.
Neither willing to budge, they couple goes their separate ways but down deep, their love still holds a bond. That or they are stuck with kids and a mortgage. So what can a couple do?
CHEAT. Let me tell you exactly how. It requires effort, devotion and a lot of trust.
Men - Clean up. Dress nice like you used to in order to get the attention of the girls. Wash the car and make sure you smell really good.
Women - Makeover! Don't dress to what you think guys like. Dress however YOU feel better. It is of EXTREME importance that you feel beautiful. Dress for YOURSELF!
Men - Think about what excites you now. What were those first dates like that you remember the best? Play out a perfect cheat scenario in your head. Yes, even if it involves Pizza delivery. Everything is fair game.
Women - Ditto.
Both - Tell your significant other your "Step 2."
That's right. Role play.
People make fun of it and it would feel silly at first but it is the next best thing and pretty damn safe in comparison. Guys, you won't end up by the side of a desert road looking for the rest of your severed penis. Girls, you won't have to worry about those pictures surfacing on the internet or passing the syphilis you caught from Captain Mandingo to your child while breastfeeding.
I'm sorry if this wasn't the solution you were looking forward to, but in this age of divorce and palimony, I think it couldn't hurt to try an alternative solution.
Afraid you'll get caught by friends? Go out of town or do it in the comfort of your own home.
Men - Afraid she won't be game? You'd be surprised what your significant other would be up for if she knows what she is getting in return. Bring it up. Too risque? Compromise and use some tact. In other words, don't ask her if you can call her by her cousins name.
Women - Still not feeling pretty? Hire a talented photographer to make you look good to help your self esteem. Or get a good camera and have fun with your significant other.
My point is, there are MANY alternatives to actual cheating that bring just as much excitement. Do some research, talk things out and try alternatives before you throw everything away for a one night stand.