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Women Offer A Cold Reception To Partners Suffering From The Common Ailment

by Tanya Thomas on December 1, 2008 at 11:07 AM
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 Women Offer A Cold Reception To Partners Suffering From The Common Ailment

A new survey has revealed that women have no patience for husbands and boyfriends down with the common cold. In fact, their sympathy doesn't stretch to anything longer then - 5 minutes!

The survey, of a total of 1,300 adults of both sexes, was conducted to mark the launch of the product Lemsip Max All in One.

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And the poll revealed the unsympathetic nature of women to their partner's complaints when they suffer from cold.

In the poll, a total of 52 per cent of women claimed that they lose sympathy with their husband or boyfriend within five minutes of his first complaint about feeling under the weather.
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Men, on the other hand, claimed they are prepared to take time off work to care for their suffering wives or girlfriends, cooking meals and cleaning the home.

The poll revealed that females would rather avoid sitting by their man's bedside mopping his brow, quite unlike what the traditional stereotype suggests.

Almost 18 per cent women who polled revealed that they start from an unsympathetic point of view.

However, men turned out to be far more sympathetic with 64 per cent saying they would offer to cook dinner and 70 per cent said they would be sympathetic.

Four out of 10 men revealed they have taken a day off work to take care of their wife or girlfriend, reported The Telegraph.

But, what came as a surprise was that only 13 per cent of women said that their partner had cared for them at the time of illness.

Those who polled suggested that the reason behind this discrepancy may be that men could be keener to see their wives or partners get well soon so that they can get back to do their domestic responsibilities as soon as possible.

Source: ANI
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