New research shows that people impose double standards when it comes to cheating. Men, who have cheated, are less judgmental and more forgiving of other men who have cheated. Cheating men, however, are not as forgiving when it comes to evaluating a female who cheats. Women impose the same double standard – women, who have cheated, are more forgiving of women who cheat. Non-cheaters, were less forgiving regardless of the cheater’s sex.