The Scientific Reason Women Who've Been Cheated on Come Out on Top

Meghan Rooney
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Throughout history, we as women have proven that not only are we strong enough to persevere, but we will also rise to the top. As far as relationships go, this theory may now be backed by science, which, according to a recent study featured in Huffington Post, explains the reason women who are cheated on “win” in the end.

As proof, researchers from New York’s Binghamton University and University College London conducted an anonymous 5000-person survey, which is published in The Oxford Handbook of Women and Competition. Its findings conclude that a woman who experiences betrayal in a relationship is actually better off, and wiser for it, in the long run. Expanding upon the findings, lead author of the study, biocultural anthropologist, and evolutionist Craig Morris explains that this woman will “come out of the experience with higher mating intelligence that allows her to better detect cues in future mates that may indicate low mate value.”

In other words, scientific research suggests women translate their emotional period of grief and anger into personal growth and can use a less-than-fortunate experience (e.g., being cheated on) as a lesson in how to navigate their way to success (in both relationships and life).

Do you agree that women always come out on top? Then pick up some appropriate apparel, like this snarky sweatshirt from Beyoncé’s online shop.

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