Study finds that women are more likely to snoop on text messages than men

Study finds that women are more likely to snoop on text messages than men
It's not uncommon for people to start having some clouded thoughts when they suspect their significant other cheating, but there is a new study that finds women becoming a bit more engaging than men when it comes to snooping around. There was a study conducted on 920 middle aged couples which provided some interesting results when it came down to the habits of checking text messages, browser histories, and emails when they suspect the other of cheating. Approximately 13 percent of the women polled said that they check out their husband's text messages, 10 percent look at their browser history, and 14 percent check their emails. On the flip side, the study found that 6 percent of men looked at their spouse's text messages, 7 percent snoop their browsing history, and a meager 6 percent check out emails. Ellen Helsper, co-author of the study said, “This contrasts with general research that suggests the women are less technologically skilled than men. It seems that they are able to overcome these barriers when they feel that their relationship is at stake.”

source: NY Daily News via Textually



1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

and this is why I clear my texts out daily haha

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i never delete my text messages. i don't have anything to hide.

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Yeah same here man been doing that since forever in a day, girl thinks i'm hiding something i do that with my email and etc. growing up i was told by many to always clear you tracks you never know peoples intentions

3. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

same here nothing to hide for my gf

4. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Contacted for a comment about this study, Captain Obvious simply said, Duh!". In related news, a study has shown that water is wet.

9. sambohd29

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

Genius comment! Triple +++

6. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

I don't need a study to know that. I sent myself a message a couple days ago on purpose just to see if my girl was checking my phone cause I suspected she was. She was mad at me but I was like "you're busted, youre going through my phone". She was like uh uh uh uh uh. Nothing to hide but it's the point. I don't check hers, don't check mine.

7. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

very true...if u have ex's that work for the carrier you have they will stalk u for life...

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Ask my wife - this is true - of course, I've nothing to hide.

10. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

This is actually really funny, cause in the last couple of weeks I have had two girls that I was seeing do this to me. Now I won't leave my phone alone.

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