study published this month by "Evolution and Human Behavior," researchers claim lovebirds can avoid sexual temptation by acknowledging affection for their partners.
A research team at Florida State University timed how long it took 100-plus men and women to look away from an attractive face. They found that people who'd been triggered to think about their relationships before the test looked away from the hotties more quickly. "This must be very deeply ingrained in us, because it happens so quickly, and we can't consciously control it," Gian Gonzaga, one of the study's authors, told the LA Times. " The findings show that both sexes can curb the urge to cheat by thinking about their significant others.
But even if your man doesn't get the warm fuzzies often, he can be trained to stay faithful.
In another studypublished in "Evolution and Human Behavior" last March, Gonzaga and UCLA researchers got participants thinking about their partners, then flashed pictures of attractive members of the opposite sex. Those imagining their mates weren't able to remember as many details about the seductive subjects. And previous research conducted at McGillUniversity in Montreal found that when men created an internal mantra about their relationship, they were able to avoid seeking out attractive women.
Tell us: What are your secrets for staying committed to your partner? Share your strategies in the comments section.
BIGGEST HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS And click the gallery below to see some bad-boy Hollywood heartbreakers who didn't take this advice
Mario Lopez Who knew that A.C. Slater was such a dirtbag? The buff "Dancing with the Stars" stud reportedly cheated on one ex-girlfriend with a Hooters girl, and his two-week marriage to Ali Landry ended when she learned of his bachelor party antics.
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Jude Law He may be gorgeous (and who can resist that accent?) but not so hot was his cheating on then-fiancee Sienna Miller with the nanny to his kids. Miller and Law eventually broke up, and her downward rebound spiral led her into the arms of mangy Rhys Ifans.
Matt Damon Although he has denied it, Minnie Driver says she discovered she was dumped by watching "Oprah. Say what!? The "Sexiest Man Alive" told the talk show host he was no longer dating Driver; Driver claims it was the first she'd heard of their breakup.
Hugh Grant Who could forget the Hugh Grant scandal that rocked Hollywood in 1995? Grant was pulled over by LA police for lewd conduct with prostitute Divine Brown. Girlfriend Liz Hurley forgave him and even appeared on his arm at the premiere of "Nine Months" days after his arrest.
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David Beckham What is it with married celebrities and the hired help? Although he has always denied it (and ok, so there's no proof), Becks was accused in 2004 of sleeping with then-personal assistant Rebecca Loos.
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Chace Crawford We know two things about the "Gossip Girl" boy: He's a total hottie, and he dumped Carrie Underwood via text. US Weekly reported in April 2008 that the pair "mutually" parted ways via cellular phones.
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Charlie Sheen Among other lowlights, Sheen 'accidentally' shot ex-fiancee Kelly Preston, spent thousands on madam Heidi Fleiss, and symbolically took a chainsaw to his wedding portrait with Denise Richards. Ew.
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Ethan Hawke We were sad enough when this brainy babe's artsy-smartsy marriage to Uma Thurman ended. But to then shack up and have a baby with the nanny to his kids with the hot blonde? For shame!
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Ryan PhilippeAlthough never officially confirmed, rumors still swirl that Ryan Philippe's divorce from his all-American wife Reese Witherspoon had a little something to do with an on-set affair with actress Abbie Cornish, now his girlfriend. Hmm.
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MC Harvey This UK recording artist was caught in the act with his wife's good friend. Who caught them? The other woman's then-boyfriend. Now that's some drama, folks.
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Calling your man before his night out with the guys will make him less likely to ogle other chicks -- science says so! In a
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