TECH
06/07/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lovers Admit Spying On Partners' Emails, Phones: STUDY

Tiger Woods, Jesse James, and Sen. John Ensign have all been busted by their incriminating digital correspondence.

The New York Times calls sexting 'the new lipstick on the collar.' Electronic messages, from sexts to emails, can be a tempting treasure trove of information for suspicious husbands, wives, boyfriends, and girlfriends hunting for evidence of infidelity (and fidelity).

So are people in relationships giving in to these high-tech-temptations and snooping on their significant others? It seems so.

A study conducted by Retrevo, which included 'just over 1,000 people distributed across gender, age, income and location in the United States,' found that 33 percent of women and 30 percent of men surveyed admitted to checking their partner/spouse's email or call history without them knowing.

Thirty-eight percent of respondents under 25 and 29 percent of all respondents said they had checked their significant other's digital correspondence. See a summary of Retrevo's findings in the charts below.

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