In a poll conducted by phone site mobilephonechecker.co.uk of 2,081 British adults currently in a relationship asking people if they had ever looked through a current or ex-partner's mobile phone without their knowledge, 62 percent of the men surveyed admitted they had done so, compared with just 34 percent of the women, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.
Almost half of the respondents who admitted to "phone snooping" said they had found evidence of infidelity, with text messages and direct Facebook messages being the most common means through which it was uncovered.
"No one can deny that it's hard to resist looking at a partner's phone if the opportunity arises to have a sneaky peek," Adam Cable of mobilephonechecker.co.uk said.
"Our findings reveal a pretty surprising trend of snooping in the U.K. though, particularly amongst men -- which may be a sign that mobiles are either making it more difficult for couples to build trust in a relationship, or simply making it easier for people to spy on their partner's actions," he said.
A third of the survey respondents said they would consider ending the relationship if they discovered a partner had been snooping into the contents of their mobile phone, Cable said.
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