I think it is an old fashioned way of thinking and I also think that men used to cheat more than women -in the olden days, it was often something "men did"....whether that be sexist now makes no difference as there were no "sexist" laws when I was young.
However I do think that a lot of men have a stronger sex drive than women especially as they age....
I don't think men are hardwired to cheat. I think that's a total cop out. I think that cheating has nothing to do with one's gender and, as Tracie has pointed out, it speaks volumes about a person's character. The idea that men 'want' sex more than women is also a fallacy. Just saying.
I think it's really selling men short when people talk like they're animals, unable to control themselves when it comes to sex. They have free will and self control. If they cheat it's because they want to. It's also sexist and silly to assume that men like sex more than women.
I believe it is an individual choice.My dad never has cheated in either his first or second marriages,and he is now 84! I therefore wanted a husband who was also of this ilk! Unfortunately,I did not get one,though I did not find out about all his infidelities until AFTER the divorce! I know that my son does not cheat.It is definitely because of how he has been raised.He told me he can never forget the hurt which his dad's cheating caused both of us.He also said that he just could not be bothered, and simply has not got the time!! Ha ha ha!! Sensible lad!! Though I do not feel that men are 'hard-wired' to cheat,I DO feel that once a cheater,ALWAYS a cheater;and that is from experience!
I think the 'poligymous' tag attached to men is a true 'basic' part of a man's physiology, however as civilised men, they can control this, particularly when they love a woman deeper than just the sexual relationship...I believe some men are more 'evolved' than others in this regard. Men can separate sex and love, however the most successful relationships a man can have is when the two gel together and as already stated 'love a woman deeply for her whole self'.
I am a man that has never even considered cheating in 1 marriage and 1 long term relationship. My mother cheated on my Dad and it destroyed our relationship and entire family structure. Why would any person trade the love and respect of family and friends for a few minutes of fake pleasure? It is because they are selfish and completely fail to understand the concept of love.