When it comes to our personal relationships, who do you think would be more likely to snoop on the other, men or women?
Even though often times it seems women are the ones who are thought of being the more jealous and distrusting partner, it seems that is not true.
Bank My Cell surveyed 1700 Americans between the ages of 18 to 35. The results showed men are more distrusting than women when it comes to checking or snooping on their partners’ phones or social media accounts. And that is despite the fact that a higher number of women will gladly turn over their phone when asked, than men. Even though statistically, women are more likely to find something incriminating if they do snoop.
The findings of the survey are below:
- Almost 70% of male survey participants have snooped on their partners’ phone, compared to 47% of women. Almost 40% of men did it without permission, while just 24% of women did.
- Interestingly, most women said they’d be happy to let their partner look through their phone, if asked. Same with men. However, fewer women than men know their partners’ pass-code to actually open their phone. 1 in 2 men know how to get into their partners’ phone, whereas only 1 in 3 women know how to access their partners’ phone.
- In terms of what the snoopers, both male and female, are looking for? Do you even need to ask? They are looking for signs of betrayal, according to the survey — and that goes for both the women and the men.
- If you’re wondering where your partner would go if they got into your device, the survey suggests that 2 in 3 phone snoopers head straight to WhatsApp. 1 in 3 men check through their partners’ photo albums on the phone for anything incriminating, and almost 50 percent of men scroll through their partners’ Facebook and Instagram feeds, compared to only 29 percent of women.
All of this may sound slightly frivolous, but the fact of the matter is that much of the time the snooping turns up something unpleasant. Almost half the time, according to the survey, the snooping produces something “incriminating.”
Definitely some food for thought for anyone who ever thought about taking a peek at their significant others’ phone. And if you do suspect your partner of cheating and decide to go snooping, be prepared for what you might find. 😉