A further 31% admitted it was because they hoped to reignite a relationship with a former flame. An additional 43% of women also admitted to regularly sleeping with an ex while on the lookout for a new partner. An even higher 47% of men confessed to doing the same. And they aren’t alone. Hollywood A-listers Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher famously reunited after their divorce before going their separate ways again, as did Cheryl Cole and her former husband, Chelsea footballer, Ashley.
Dating site seekingarrangement.com which conducted the research said that the top five reasons for getting back into bed with an ex-partner also included having too much to drink, flirting on Facebook and other social media sites, and randomly bumping into each other on a night out. Closer home, experts say such a trend can lead to disastrous results. “You will always be stuck in the relationship, as physical intimacy leads to emotional attachment too,” says relationship expert Jai Madan.