Their responses showed that those who had no idea they were actually being made to see less of the more attractive faces reported having less relationship satisfaction than those who were allowed to see them in their entirety. They were also able to recall and recognize the more attractive ones later on.
The message with this study’s findings? It’s not to let your hubby check out that curvy woman in the mall, or to not feel guilty at all for you yourself scoping out cuties in the office. The more important lesson would be to enrich your relationship with your spouse and to find more and more things to appreciate about him and to be attracted to him about, to keep your bond strong.
Do you get mad at your partner when he glances at persons he or she finds attractive? Why or why not? Share with us your thoughts and leave a comment below.
• April 11, 2011. Meredith Melnick. “The Case for Letting Your Partner’s Eye Wander” healthland.time.com
• April 11, 2011. Andrea Uku. “Could Your Boyfriend’s Wandering Eye Save Your Relationship?” stylecaster.com
• April 21, 2011. “The Secret Reason You Want to Cheat on Her” blogs.menshealth.com
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