More than 50% don't trust love partners
[ 2007-04-04 16:47 ]
Are you one of the
A British survey has revealed a nation of spies, rifling through their
partners' text messages, tapping phone
conversations, tailing loved ones with webcams and even
satellite navigation systems, to check their significant others are
The most favoured way of keeping tabs on a partner is checking their
text messages, with more than half (53 percent) of those questioned
admitting sneaking a peek.
For young people aged 25 to 34 the number shoots up to a startling 77
The second most popular way of finding out if a partner has been a
love-cheat is to read their e-mails. 42 percent told the UK Undercover
Survey that they had carried out such a ploy.
The third is the old-fashioned method of
rummaging through a partner's pockets, (39 percent),
the survey found this technique was particularly popular with women.
But men weren't in the clear. They prefer to break another great
unspoken rule - reading their partner's diary.
And neither is the spoken word safe, with many people admitting to
listening on conversations their other halves believed would be
About one in three (31 percent) of those questioned in the survey,
commissioned by the Science Museum in London, for its Science of Spying
exhibition, said they covertly listened in on their partner's private