The Mirror has an article up titled Nearly half of women in relationships have ‘Plan B’ man they can run away with (H/T Earl). There isn’t much actual data presented, but the enthusiasm for women’s infidelity is standard fare. They quote a spokesman for onepoll.com celebrating modern women’s fickleness:
“This news may cause a few men in relationships to think twice about not taking the rubbish out or choosing a night down the pub in favour of a cosy night in with his partner.
“This could spark fear in men across the UK and be great news for women looking for that extra bit of love and care so that their attentions aren’t swayed.”
“One thing is for certain, men across the UK today will be giving their partners that extra kiss goodnight this evening.”
While it is hard to imagine a form of bad behavior by women which wouldn’t be celebrated by the media, keep in mind that the sentiment in the article is merely the secular form of the Modern Christian view of marriage.
Although the data presented is murky, the basic pattern is something my wife and I have observed. Women who divorce almost always expect to replace their current husband with a new one, and they very often already have the replacement selected when they decide to pull the trigger. However, what tends to happen is they have either misinterpreted an interest in sex for a desire to take the betrayed husband’s place, or they have miscalculated the intended replacement’s attractiveness for marriage.
One woman we know explained to my wife that when she left her husband she always expected to marry her (beta orbiter) friend. On paper this looked like a good plan. Her beta orbiter had a good job and was eager to marry her. When she spoke with him on the phone she could imagine herself marrying him. But whenever he came over she found his obsessing over her so repulsive that she never was able to even bring herself to kiss him. There was a reason this man dreamed of wifing up a fickle woman; he had no better options. Since then her romantic prospects have steadily declined, and now she is a late 30s divorcée instead of a 29 year old divorcée. Meanwhile, her ex husband has married a younger woman and received a prestigious promotion.