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A relationship expert concluded that the cheating partner no longer feels that their partner loves them. Representational image

KATHMANDU — Researchers have found seven reasons why people cheat, according to a new study by a team of American researchers.

For the study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, a team of American researchers surveyed 495 adults with an average age of 20 years. Each of these individuals were asked if they had ever cheated on someone and if so, why.

The main reason that came in light was a ‘lack of love’. More than 77 percent respondents confessed that they had ‘fallen out of love’ with their primary partner. They cited that it was the main motivation for seeking illicit relationships.

And, more than 41 percent of participants justified their cheating with the cause that they did not feel highly committed to their primary partner.

However, a relationship expert concluded that the cheating partner no longer feels that their partner loves them, rather than the other way around, hence the motivation, according to The Independent.

A “greater variety of sexual partners” came out as the second commonest reason. Experts surmised it with the similarities between our mating habits to animals’.

A feral means but the cheating in these cases has little to do with the person cheated on and more to do with the insatiable urges of the cheater.

Excuses like “I was drunk” and “It just happened” may be cliche but they did come out as legitimate reasoning for 70 percent adulterers.

More than half of participants, 57 percent specifically, cited “I wanted to enhance my popularity”, as a motivation. Experts concluded it to insecurity and low-self esteem.

And, more than 43 percent of adulterers said that they sometimes cheated as an act of pure rage. Either they wanted revenge on the primary partner or they just had a bad day.

More than a third of participants said they cheated because they wanted to have sex. Majority of these responders were males.

Meanwhile, most of the women adulterers cited ignorance or neglect in their primary relationship as the main reason for cheating.

With ANI Inputs

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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