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Survey Reveals Just How Many People End Up With Their True Love

Update Date: Aug 20, 2013 12:54 PM EDT

Is your current significant other the love of your life? A new survey revealed that one in seven people say their current partner isn't.

The study revealed that 73 percent of people surveyed admitted that they 'settled' with their current partner because they weren't able to be with their true love.

The poll also found that 17 percent of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they have met the love of their life since they started dating their long-term partner.

A shocking 46 percent of respondents said they would leave their spouse or partner to be with their true love. However, men seem to be more loyal to their partner than women, with 37 percent saying they would stay in the relationship for their partner's sake.

The survey, conducted by Siemens, found that the average person has fallen in love just twice in their life and has been left heartbroken once. However, 5 percent of adults have been heartbroken more than five times in their lives.

Researchers found that 60 percent of respondents said it took only 10 weeks to know that someone is Mr or Mrs Right. The study also found that a quarter of all respondents have been in love with two people at the same time.

"The survey highlighted some colorful revelations about people's love lives," said a spokesperson for Siemens, according to the Daily Mail. "The results showed it can be hard to find 'the one' and although the general perception is that women tend to fall in love more often than men, it was intriguing to see that in reality both men and women fall in love on average two times in their life."

"What is alarming is that so many people claim to be in long term relationships or even married to someone who isn't the true love of their life," he added.

"And if there are people out there who are genuinely in love with two people at the same time, they must face a huge dilemma," the spokesman added. "Interestingly, more than half of those polled thought they have been in love on occasions but looking back don't believe it was the 'real thing'."

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