New Study Reveals Why You Should Think Twice Before Stealing Someone’s Partner

If you’re a single adult in America and you’re eyeing someone from across the room, there’s about a 50/50 chance that person is also single. But do you even care? A new study suggests that, if you don’t, maybe you should.

According to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, individuals who’ve been poached from an existing relationship tended to be “socially passive, not particularly nice to others, careless and irresponsible and narcissistic.” They also tended to perceive romantic alternatives to be of higher quality than their current partner and look outside of their relationships sexually.

In other words, if you steal someone’s partner, you’re more likely to subsequently have a dysfunctional relationship with that person.

“People who are poached, on average, were willing and desirous of sex outside committed relationships,” Dr. Josh Foster, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of South Alabama and one of the authors of the study, told The Huffington Post. “They tended to be less committed to their future relationship; they tended to be less satisfied, less invested in the relationship. In general, based on the qualities of relationship function that we measured, people who were mate-poached —> Read More Here


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