It’s men who prefer cuddling in bed?
According to the survey, women find cuddling in bed hot and uncomfortable and would much rather go straight to sleep or check their Facebook account. Natalie Carney, from Silentnight, said: ‘It seems men are much more sensitive than even they realise.’
Despite the stereotypes, the fairer sex are more likely to hate cuddling and find excuses to avoid snuggling up in their partner’s arms at night, a study has claimed.
Men, on the other hand, are much keener to end the day with a hug and far more likely to kick up a fuss if they don’t get one.
According to a survey, one women in three doesn’t like cuddling and half try to avoid it when they get into bed because they are exhausted and want to go straight to sleep.
One in four said cuddling in bed makes them hot and uncomfortable, and one in ten even admitted they would prefer to lie under the covers checking their Facebook account than cosying up with their other half.
More than a third of women confessed to being lapsed cuddlers after the honeymoon phase of a relationship has passed, and others complained that their husband’s or boyfriend’s bad breath puts them off.
In contrast, men are far more likely to get annoyed if they are denied a goodnight cuddle from their wife or girlfriend.
Some 36 per cent of men admitted that a lack of cuddling has led to bedroom rows, compared to just 26 per cent of women.
Men are also more likely to reach across to cuddle their wife or girlfriend throughout the night – whether they like it or not.
Despite their lack of enthusiasm, more than half of women said they did cuddle their partner in bed every night, but it was usually just a cursory hug before rolling over and going to sleep.
Most confessed they did it out of habit or to avoid upsetting their partner.