by Lucy Walton |
So you think your man only has eyes for you? Wrong! New research has revealed that they have at least 3 more crushes on other women while they are dating/ engaged/ married to you!
A quarter of men reveal that they find at least two co-workers attractive.
It doesn’t stop at work, one in ten men said that they found their neighbour attractive and one fifth said that they liked one of their friend’s girlfriend or wife.
The results can be likened to the famous John Smith’s advert starring Peter Kay where his wife asks him the names of his secret crushes and after listing a number of celebrities, he then ends with ‘Claire from work’.
It is an unwritten rule that is allowed in every relationship, the list of five people that you are allowed to sleep with if they suddenly walked into your lives- all famous of course and highly unlikely to ever happen, which is why it is acceptable.
For Ross in Friends, sadly it went wrong when Isabella Rossellini rejected him in front of all of his onlookers after bumping her for Winona Ryder because she was local and therefore would have more of a chance at meeting her.
Other people on this list comprised of Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Hurley, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dorothy Hammill. So it is not surprising that other males have crushes on five female celebs just like his character.
A spokesman for the Celebalike app which commissioned the survey, said:
”It seems to be a common stereotype that men fancy people outside of their relationship and the results show they do have a few secrets.
”It’s normal for both sexes to still find other people attractive but there’s no reason why that should impact the effort and commitment put into relationship if it’s something worth having.
”Fancying a celebrity is to be expected but it gets a little trickier when that person is someone we see day to day, especially if we’re in a committed relationship.”
Take Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith for instance, they were both very open about how attractive they found Eve Mendes, after both working with her on Hitch and The Women. Which then sparked rumours of an open marriage between the couple of 15 years.
The most scary thing about the study that one in ten men simply don’t find their partner attractive anymore, which could explain the deviation to someone close to them or a celebrity.
One in four men said that their girlfriend often gets very jealous at times in their relationship. Can you blame them after these findings?
43% of men say that they will flirt with other women behind their partner’s back and one in ten say that it is a regular occurrence.
Sadly on in five men have revealed that they have been unfaithful to their current partner.
It is not surprising therefore that a fifth of men are not allowed to see specific members of the opposite sex- a rule that has been enforced by their partners, which might include a friend or someone at work.
The Celebalike spokesman added:
”It seems a number of cheeky men could do with appreciating their partners that little bit more and ensuring that any fondness for work colleagues or friend’s partners stays harmless.
”Temptation is always present and it can often seem that the grass is greener but it rarely ends up that way.
”For a less dramatic, more rewarding life perhaps it’s better to keep the crushes just to celebrities, or at least not make them public knowledge.”
So this begs the question, would you mind if your partner was flirting with other women behind your back as long as he wasn’t acting on it? Or is this something that you would not tolerate?
If he finds other people attractive does this bother you? Cheating is often a deal breaker, however a simple attraction or exchange of cheeky words, can this be excused? Would you be open about who you found attractive? Let us know your thoughts!