Suspicious Swedes check partners’ text messages

Two-thirds of Swedes secretly read their partner's mobile phone text messages, in particular when he or she nips off to the loo, a study published on Wednesday showed.

Sixty-four percent of those questioned by mobile portal Halebop for Swedish operator TeliaSonera said they read their partners’ SMS messages purely out of curiosity, but one-fourth admitted that they did it out of jealousy.

Most people, 47 percent, said they secretly peeked into their partner’s phone when he or she was in the bathroom or shower, while others said they did it when their partner was sleeping or had forgotten to take their mobile.

Sixty-three percent said they were particularly interested in reading their partner’s phones messages after he or she had been to a bar or restaurant, while only four percent said they looked after their partner returned from a work conference.

The study also showed that 86 percent of people had flirted with someone by SMS, and 40 percent had had SMS sex. Seven percent said they had had SMS sex with an unknown person.

The study questioned 685 people in Sweden from August 25th to September 5th.

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