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Men tune out after only six minutes when listening to their partners talk about their feelings

Men tune out after only six minutes when listening to their partners talk about their feelings
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Selective Hearing

In a recent survey, it has been revealed that the average man will only listen to his partner talk about their feelings for an average of six minutes. 

By contrast, men can pay attention for an entire fifteen minutes when speaking to their friends about sports and their sex lives.

The survey carried out by Ladbrokes also claims that women listen longer in conversation with their friends than they do with their other halves and that the worst time to try and get a man’s attention is while he’s watching sports or playing games. 

A spokesman for Ladbrokes said:

'It’s natural that the two genders will find different things interesting and certain topics appeal more than others.

'Men are obsessed with sport, gadgets and technology, and often these combine when trying to check scores, place bets or get the latest updates.

'Of course, this regularly means they aren’t always their most responsive.

'As with anything, getting that balance between showing effort towards a partner and allowing time for following your passions is important.'

Here are the top 10 topics that make men tune out:

1. Talk about people they’ve never met 

2. Partner’s workmates

3. Celebrities or reality stars

4. Fashion/shopping

5. Other people’s relationships

6. What’s been said/done on Facebook

7. Horoscopes

8. What partner had for lunch

9. Partner’s feelings

10. Dieting/nutrition




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