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article imageOne third of people say it's OK to snoop through lover's messages

By Darren Weir     Aug 28, 2012 in Lifestyle
Have you ever been tempted to snoop through your lover's phone messages,Facebook inbox or computer history? Well it seems you're not alone.
A survey for the online dating site, ourtime.com questioned 2,000 people and found that 37 percent of women asked, say it's okay to spy, especially if bad behaviour is suspected. Mashable.com reports that 29 percent of men feel the same way.
And it seems the younger you are, the more likely you are to conduct some "electronic snooping" on your partner; 36 percent of those aged 18 to 34 say it's perfectly fine while only 26 percent of people over the age of 55 admit to doing it.
The Daily Mail says relationship expert Jean Hannah Edelstein believes, "If you are looking at your partner’s emails and text messages then there might be wider trust issues in your relationship." She says, "It might be time to have a conversation about what you really want from each other."
The Daily Mail reports that a previous study of British men found one-in-10 admitted logging on to their partner's social networking site to snoop. But it says those who admitted it, say they found out things they didn't want to hear, like their lover gossiping about them with friends.
The Huffington Post says an earlier survey by eHarmony in July found an even greater number would stalk their dates online before going out with them. It found that 43 percent of men and 54percent of women would find out everything they could about a potential lover online, before showing up for their date.
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