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Better Hide Your Baggage; New Yorkers Have No Shame When it Comes to Snooping through Their Partners' Belongings or Online Profiles

Better Hide Your Baggage; New Yorkers Have No Shame When it Comes to Snooping through Their Partners' Belongings or Online Profi

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to today's technologically savvy relationships, New Yorkers can no longer expect any privacy. According to the 2008 Harlequin Romance Report, Confessions, 57% of New York women and 55% of New York men have researched a potential date or significant other online. But the spying doesn't stop there; 43% of women and 42% of men have snooped through their significant other's e-mails, text messages, instant messages, private letters, or mementos from previous partners.

According to the report, New Yorkers revealed when honesty is the best policy and when lies are still acceptable. They also took some time to confess a few of their best kept secrets ...

Technology: Relationship Builder or Destroyer? -- Forty-five percent of women and 44% of men have created an online profile in hopes of finding a date -- Seventy percent of women and 65% of men have received a sexually explicit text message, e-mail or instant message -- Forty-nine percent of women and 44% of men have an ex's phone number saved on their phone

For This Year's Valentine, New Yorkers Need to Look No Further than Their Co-worker

-- Fifty-nine percent of New York women and 62% of New York men agree with intra-office romances -- Sixty-four percent of women and 61% of men have had a crush on someone at work -- Some New Yorkers have taken it beyond just a crush: 31% of women and 32% of men have admitted to sleeping with someone they work with Who Said Lies Were Bad? -- Sixty-eight percent of women and 65% of men think honesty isn't always the best policy and lies are sometimes okay -- Sixty-five percent of women and 56% of men have told a lie to get out of a bad date It May Not Have Been By Coincidence ... -- Sixty-two percent of women and 53% of men have planned to bump into someone on purpose to hopefully ignite a spark The Report also includes:

The best confession tunes of all time -- Harlequin's Romance Experts compiled a list of the top ten songs about confessions. From Usher to Bon Jovi, the songs are available for download at

This is just a taste of the findings in the 2008 Harlequin Romance Report. The full text of the 2008 Harlequin Romance Report: Confessions can be downloaded at http://www.harlequinromancereport.com/reports.php

Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 25 languages and sold in 94 international markets. The company produces over 115 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.nv.b).

Harlequin Enterprises Limited

CONTACT: Jessica Tullman, +1-212-614-4902, [email protected] or
Debra Kanter, +1-312-596-3484, [email protected], both of Burson-Marsteller
for Harlequin Enterprises Limited

Web site: http://www.harlequinromancereport.com/reports.php

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