That’s right. If you want to keep your romantic relationship going strong, don’t dissuade your honey from looking at another. In a study of romantically involved students at Florida State University (“Eyeballing the Forbidden Fruit”), one group was asked to look away from images of attractive people on a computer screen and another group wasn’t told anything.
Those who were forced to look away were reported to be less satisfaction in their current relationships and more likely to stray than the other group.
I always thought forcing your mate to look away from others was a stupid strategy. My motto, now as always: focus your efforts on looking awesome yourself and then you won’t have to worry about the other hottie across the room!