IT goes without saying, no matter how wonderful and attractive his spouse is, or no matter how she tries to sustain his interest, there is always someone else out there who will turn a man's head. What happens after the head turning, however, is left up to the individual — many men resort to cheating, others just dream.
"And that's how infidelity happens, especially when the other woman is accommodating," counsellor David Anderson said. "Because men are visual beings, they will look and appreciate; some will act on it, others won't."
We asked a few men how they react when they meet someone else who attracts their interest. These were their responses:
Bertland M, married 11 years:
You keep away from her. That is a recipe for disaster. If you have to deal with her for say work or whatever, keep it strictly professional.
William M, in a relationship four years:
I will tell the woman how I feel and then I run!
Garfield Y, in a relationship two years:
It's literally impossible to hold back on such emotions, you have to just live it out but maintain the respect for your spouse. If it is getting messy, then you have to stick to your commitment to your spouse and get over the other attraction.
Hugh L, married eight years:
You see, because I'm a cheater/player, I am not going to get caught and no one will know. And my women on the side know their role — they stay on the side. Wife a wife.
Kenroy B, in a relationship two years:
I just don't bring the two together, especially if my girlfriend has image issues.
Ryan R, in a relationship eight years:
I am attracted to other women equally or less than my spouse 'cause if I'm attracted to them more, then they may become a problem later.
Anthony S, in a relationship four years:
Run like hell because my wife is a mad woman!
Carl S, married 12 years:
If you truly love your spouse you would look past the attraction and not act upon it.
Curtis S, married two years:
You try to resist the urges you are having and if that doesn't work you discuss it with your wife and hopefully work through it. If that doesn't work, then I would try counselling.
Lloyd W, married 14 years:
Try for a date. Then take it from there.