Sneaky emails, lies about exes and illicit savings are just the tip of the iceberg in relationships.
Here we reveal the depths of the dodgy partners
You and your partner don’t have any financial secrets, do you?
There’s the joint bank account, the Christmas savings fund and the big jar in the front room where you chuck your lose change.
Well, we don’t want to worry you or anything, but it seems your beloved might be hiding a guilty secret...
1. TIL DEAF DO US PART
Men only listen to their partners for six minutes before tuning out – but will pay attention to their mates for a quarter of an hour (and more if they’re chatting about footy!)
Women have long suspected they are much better listeners but a survey of 2,000 men by Ladbrokes last year revealed how easily they switch off.
The average bloke admits to four occasions a week when he isn’t listening to his partner, but should be, and that he’s most likely to tune out if she’s talking about workmates, people the’ve never met or celebs and reality stars.
Women know though! 55% say they regularly test their partner to double check he’s listening... by the time he takes to respond to a question or the blank look in his eyes.
2. FAKING IT
More than a quarter of women admit to faking orgasm every time they have sex.
In 2012 the same worldwide survey found a third of men had faked at least once and 40% were dissatisfied with their sex lives.
It also revealed that weight gain was a major issue in how people felt about their partners – with half of men saying they’d dump a partner who got fat while 67% of women would stay with their chubby other half.
And women are twice as likely to discuss their sexual preferences with their mates as they are to tell their partners.
On a girls’ night out 34% will gossip about what they get up to in the bedroom, but only 16% share sex talk with their men, even on a “date night.”
Men and women both fib about the number of previous sexual partners they have had... but women divide their number by three while men multiply it.
A survey for MyCelebrityFashion.co.uk discovered 52% of women had played down their past conquests with 78% believing it would make them more desirable.
And 38% of men and women admit they’ve lied about the real reasons they split from their exes.
4. NOT COMING CLEAN
Lazy men have admitted deliberately messing up household chores so their partners don’t ask them to do it again.
Researchers found three in ten blokes regularly do a bad job of the washing up or cleaning in the hope their other half will tell them not to bother again. They admitted to squirting a bit of bleach down the toilet instead of cleaning it properly, leaving smears on mirrors and dusting around objects instead of moving them.
And it seems to be working!
Bathroom retailer Victoria Plumb, who carried out the survey, discovered two thirds of women don’t trust their partner to do the cleaning, with 60% saying it was easier to do it themselves.
5. BARE FACED CHEATS
One in 20 women admit they’ve never let their partners see them without a full-face of make-up.
According to a QVS Beauty Tools survey 40% say they deliberately hide their daily beauty regimes while 30% don’t tell their other halves they use fake tan or have hair extensions.
And a quarter of women said they would be “mortified” if their partner caught them waxing their bikini line or plucking nasal hair.
But that’s fine by the fellas. Seven out of ten would rather not know what goes on behind the bathroom door and just one in 10 said they’d be shocked to learn that their other half wore suck-in pants or fake tan.
6. BOTTOM LINE
“Does my bum look big in this, darling?”
One in ten men admit they’ve thought “Yes”, but smiled and said “Of course not,” for fear of upsetting their partner and ruining their weekend.
In a survey commissioned by clothing retailer very.co.uk 70% of men said they were scared of answering the question honestly and a quarter had lied about how their partner looked in an outfit just so they wouldn’t have to continue shopping.
A fifth of men also feared a negative comment would never be forgotten and “used against them at a later date.”
7. BREAK AWAY
A third of women admit they feel LESS attracted to their partners after a holiday abroad and one in six would rather travel with a relative. Sunshine.co.uk polled 2,364 women who recently returned from couples break and discovered the romantic holiday became a passion killer.
Sunburn and heat stroke put them off romping while 35% said spending too much time together got on their nerves. Another quarter said their man drank too much and 19% was upset because their partner was ogling other women!
8. WOULD YOU CREDIT IT?
One in ten people admit separating or divorcing a partner over hidden credit card sprees. Another one in ten say secret credit card spending has caused arguments in their relationships while 15% confess to lying to their significant other about the amount they put on plastic.
A survey of 1,000 people by Moneysupermarket.com showed 36% of those had lied because they knew their partner would be angry, and that women have much guiltier consciences and are 60% more likely to hide a statement from their other half.
9. SNEAKY SNACKERS
More than a quarter of women admit to regularly eating in secret and 55% keep their chomping hidden from husbands and boyfriends.
A poll of 2,000 women by weight loss firm LighterLife found six in ten women sneakily eat foods they know they shouldn’t and 23% hide food wrappers and bury‘evidence’ in the bin.
One in five men have a secret email account they use to hide correspondence from their partner. Two thirds of all men choose not to share their passwords with their other half and 23% admit to being secretive about what’s stored on their phone and PC.
More than one in twenty men also admit the have been dumped because of what their partner found on their mobile phone.
A poll by an internet security firm found 20% of men who keep emails hush-hush said there were certain aspects of their life their spouse just didn’t need to know about.
On top of that one quarter of men said they would be left red faced if someone went through their ‘Google’ history.