Single men, on the other hand, are often seen by some women as more of a gamble. The logic is that there must be something terribly wrong with them because they aren't available. After all, if they weren't commitment-phobes, mummy's boys, emotionally challenged or sleazy players, they'd have girlfriends, right?
Playing for keeps The catch-22, however, is that a decent attached guy is unlikely to cheat or leave his partner for someone else. "Once I wore a low-cut top to a barbeque at a friend's place, and that night her boyfriend started sending me flirty texts," Jess says. "We ended up having a fling but there was never any talk of him leaving his girlfriend, which is probably for the best. If we'd ever gone out together I never would have trusted him."