Poll: 14% not dating the 'love of their life'
More bad news: 17 percent found true love while in a relationship.
Well, this is somewhat depressing. According to a new study, one in seven adults is in a long-term relationship with someone they don’t consider the “love of their life.” Of those folks, 73 percent say they’ve “made do” with their current partner because their one true love got away.
Appropriately, the study was commissioned by an opera festival, Siemens Festival Nights. The study also found that 46 percent would be OK with leaving their current spouse or partner if they found the elusive “love of their life.”
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Other interesting but possibly harrowing findings:
- 25 percent of all adults say they’ve been in love with two people at the same time.
- 17 percent met the love of their life after getting together with their current long-term partner.
- 75 percent of those polled say love changes as you age.
Claire Jarvis, Siemens’ director of communications, gave a glimmer of hope in a press release sent to The Heart Beat:
“Although many of the adults polled said they weren’t with their true love, the majority claimed to be in head over heels with their current partner, which is really encouraging.”
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