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Both genders cheated at similar levels, the survey revealed: 23 percent of men and 19 percent of the women said they had done something sexual with a third party that could jeopardize their relationship if their partner ever found out.
People who had cheated were about half as likely to be religious than non-cheaters, and slightly more likely to be employed.
It's an altered state in which people think and act very differently than usual.
Some people never get to experience it, but many of us do at least once in a lifetime.
Researchers have looked for changes in the brain that may go along with the state of limerence.
Studies show that the brain chemicals dopamine and serotonin may be related to the peculiar feelings and behavior of people in love. When the brain is flooded with dopamine, we feel various degrees of well-being, from contentment to euphoria.
Men who reported that they easily became sexually excited were more likely to cheat.
Being unhappy in a relationship or feeling incompatible with a partner increased the likelihood that a woman would cheat by between 2.6 percent and 2.9 percent.
Science offers two basic ways of understanding love affairs.
One is to look for what many different people in different love relationships tend to have in common.
However, several nationally representative studies in the 1990s put the numbers at about 20 percent to 25 percent of men and 10 percent to 15 percent of women.
In the past five to seven years, however, the cheating gender gap has closed, Mark said, with women cheating at similar rates as men.
High dopamine levels may be related to the "high" people experience early in a love affair.