Did you hear about this? It was all over the morning shows today. Apparently “they” have discovered a gene in “some” men that makes them more susceptible to cheating.
The gene variant, found in one out of five men, has been linked to marital discord and divorce as well as if the man was emotionally available or more reserved and removed in a relationship. If the guy carries this gene, he is TWICE as likely to cheat.
Of course this has set off a flurry of discussion about testing and would you and should you and all kinds of moral and ethical questions.
So, whaddya think? Would you want to test your mate? When would you do so. After a month? Six months? Before you have sex? Right before you walk down the aisle? After you are married and before you have children?
My first knee jerk reaction, after having a series of jerks that have cheated, would be Hell Yes. Swab that and process immediately!!! I am not risking that much ever again.
But then. . . I don’t know. It becomes quite the sticky wicket. I guess, I would want a test for me, to find out if I have the gene that attracts cheating jerks and would it make a difference if I tested this guy, because I’d just find one that carried it.
Bottom line for me is this. Genetics are not your destiny. It just means you’re pre-disposed to this. It isn’t a get out of jail free card. It means you have to want it more and have to fight for it harder. I guess.
What the hell. I’m single and own three cats. What do I know about this shit???