London: More than 70 percent of married men and over 50 percent of ­married women in Britain are not satisfied with their love lives, a study has found. Around 13 percent of married ­couples in the country actually sleep apart, a daily reported citing the survey by extra-marital dating site .

More than 1,000 people across Britain were questioned in the survey, conducted to mark the release of Hollywood film "Hope Springs", starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.

The film depicts a married couple in their 50s who have drifted apart. The numbers of British couples leading platonic lives together has risen steeply in the mid to late 40s and continues to rise for couples in their 50s, to around one in five, the study found.

A 45-year-old husband, David from London, said: "I've been married for 16 years. We've not had any kind of intimacy for nearly three years now and have had separate rooms for 18 months. I've tried to initiate things with my wife but she just laughs."

(Agencies)

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