04/20/2012 06:37 pm ET

Marriage Study: Research Reveals That Wives Call Husbands More Than Anyone Else

Women call their husbands more than anyone else in their phonebooks which, according to a new report, could indicate that wives are more interested in their relationships than their husbands are.

"It's the first really strong evidence that romantic relationships are driven by women," said Robin Dunbar, the study's co-author. He added that "pair-bonding" seems to be much more important to women than men.

The "Sex Differences in Intimate Relationships" study, published in Scientific Reports on Thursday, examined three million people's cell phone calls.

Other research has revealed similar results, suggesting that women are the ones who tend to take charge when it comes to their marriages. In April 2007, researchers at Iowa State University argued that women held "more power" in their marriages, and were more demanding when there were problems that needed to be fixed.

Lead ISU researcher Megan Murphy told Iowa State University News Service in June 2007: "Women are responsible for overseeing the relationship, making sure the relationship runs, that everything gets done, and that everybody's happy."

What do you think? Are wives more interested in their relationships than their husbands? Let us know in the comments!

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