London: Most women are likely to forgive their partners for cheating once or twice, but only one in ten men would stay with a woman who had strayed, a new UK survey has found.

The survey found that more than six in ten women would forgive two relationship 'errors'  which include infidelity, excessive flirtatious behaviour or romantic neglect. They would, however, dump their man after three, the Daily Mail reported.

The poll of 2,000 British men and women by laundry specialists Dr Beckmann found that a full 53 per cent women said they would give their partners another chance even if they found out they had cheated on them, as long as that cheating was a one-time thing and didn't involve a pro-longed affair.

Only 13 per cent of men would stay with their partner if they discovered they had cheated on them. Some 89 per cent of the 2,000 men and women surveyed said unfaithfulness was the most difficult problem to recover from in a relationship.

Lack of intimacy and romance and partners spending too much time with their friends or at work are also among the top bugbears from men and women in relationships. Thirty-eight per cent of all current British relationships have endured infidelity of some kind, according to the study.

The major reason cited for the relationship's subsequent survival is that, following the infidelity, both partners have agreed to be "honest, frank and open about their feelings".


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