Oh, relationships and the topic of cheating.
These two subjects came up earlier this week on the daytime talkshow, Bethenny. During the “Battle of the Sexes” segment, the talk show host invited two guests author/relationship advisor Tionna Smalls from VH1′s What Chilli Wants and MTV’s Girl Get Your Mind Right and Steve Santagati of Lucky Brand to add to the men vs. women conversations.
When the subject of men having the ability to be faithful came up, Smalls had a bit to say about the matter, tried her best to keep it real with the audience and made the following, yet interesting comment:
It’s nothing wrong with a little bit of cheating. I understand what you’re saying. [...] Men are going to cheat. If you put this in your mind, that men are not going to cheat, you’re fooling yourself. And especially a man with some money, he’s going to cheat… That’s the bad thing. I’m not saying you have to accept it, but you have to respect it. [...] You better hope your man is just humping another chick and not falling in love mentally with another chick. [...] And women cheat, too. We cheat better.
On the other hand, Santagati added to the discussion from a man’s prospective and pointed out:
Scientifically speaking, men are not genetically programed to be monogamous. However, the best guy you can ever get with is a man that already sowed his oats and has fallen in love with you. And he doesn’t have to stop from cheating, it’s just not in his wheelhouse anymore. That’s the man. So can men be monogamous? Yes. Are we happy monogamous? Yes. It’s very simple when we don’t have to chase anymore. But you gotta get the guy at the right time.