Women Use Sex to Prevent Straying Partners

Date.com Relationship Poll Finds Men More Trusting Than Women

Renee Zellweger, in the new hit flick Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, resorts to Bond-like methods of spying when she suspects that her paramour's new drop-dead-gorgeous-with-legs-up-to-there colleague is interested in getting her man out of the courtroom and into the bedroom. Using this scenario, Date.com, one of the leading online dating services, asked its members to weigh in on how they would react.

37% of women responded that they would kick sex up a notch

 

The majority of members agree, offense is the best defense. To prevent a mate from potentially straying, 37% of women responded that they would kick sex up a notch in the hopes that, if their man was getting it at home, he wouldn't go looking for it elsewhere. Surprisingly, 26% of women wouldn't do anything! Trusting their partners 100%, the sudden presence of a modelesque office mate didn't even raise their blood pressure!

 

Nothing screams Off-Limits better than a giant I Love You bouquet complete with matching Mylar balloons

Meanwhile, 23% of women admitted to potentially feeling "slightly alarmed." Sending an office gift would assuage their fears - and nothing screams Off-Limits better than a giant I Love You bouquet complete with matching Mylar balloons (or a large framed picture of the happy couple for his desk). A measly 14% admitted to going into all out Bridget-Jones-stalker-mode.

Checking for signs of alien lipstick

In fact, doing the laundry on a daily basis in order to check for signs of alien lipstick and perfume would turn any suspecting girlfriend into a bonafide Private Investigator.

 

Hands Off message via flowers, and chocolates

 

On the other hand, majority of men (37%) claimed to trust their partners, while 30% would send a resounding Hands Off message via littering their sweetie's cubicle with I Love You cards, stuffed animals, flowers, and chocolates. While only 23% chose increased sexual activity as the method of choice to keeping their ladies faithful, 10% would become super-sleuths looking for any signs of cheating.

 

"One of the most common places to meet a potential significant other is at the workplace."

"One of the most common places to meet a potential significant other is at the workplace." said Brenda Ross, relationship advisor for Date.com. "It's perfectly natural to raise an eyebrow if a seductive new employee is thrust into your mate's nine to five path. This is one of those times when your trust for each other is tested, if even just slightly. It might come as a surprise to find that our mates might not view someone else as a threat to our relationship simply because they're already content, and haven't felt it was enough of an issue to even bring it up", she added.

About Date.com
Every relationship begins with a date. Date.com is a community committed to helping its members find and maintain the best relationship for them. Launched in 1997 and re-launched in 2001 as a subscription based service, the site has approximately two million active members worldwide with over eight million members since 1997. Date.com members range in age from 18 to over 80. The premier resource for all dating and relationship needs, Date.com melds personality profiles, chat and IM, with our proprietary interactive Webzine, Date Info, which features monthly polls and expert advice about dating, relationships, entertainment and health.

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