Study: One in Five Adults are in Love with Someone Other than Their Partner

in Love with Someone elseLiving happily ever after is not all it’s cracked up to be. One in five of us settled with a spouse is actually in love with someone else, a survey has found. That means just under five million either married or living with a partner could have romantic longings for a third party. And the man or woman of their dreams is likely to be a work colleague or among their circle of close friends.

These less than romantic statistics emerged in a poll of 3,000 people which, not surprisingly, also found one in four not entirely happy in their current relationship.
Even those who were completely content with their other half did not escape unscathed.

Just over 50 per cent of these admitted to sometimes having feelings for someone else. One in six of those who do fall for another will follow their hearts and embark on an affair. But better news for the long-suffering partners of those with a wandering eye is that this usually happens only once during a relationship.

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