It appears that even in the presence of our significant others (SO), we can not help but notice some other attractive person.
Honey, I was just looking! In defense of ogling [MSNBC]
Have we all ogled in the presence of our SO? Ever gotten in BIG trouble for it?In a series of experiments on something called “attention adhesion,” a team of psychologists found that every one of the men and women in their study fixated on highly attractive people within the first half second of seeing them and had a harder time pulling their gaze away from good-looking folks than average joes. What’s more, women were just as likely to ogle hotties as men.
“Our research suggests that it’s inevitable to a degree,” says Dr. Jon Maner, assistant professor of psychology at Florida State University and author of the study. “People’s eyes are automatically captured by attractive members of the opposite sex although our research also suggests that self-control can take over after that initial attentional bias.”
Is it ok for someone in a relationship to ogle at another attractive person? Is it OK just for other people's SO, or for your SO, too?