MOBILE, AL (CBS) – Got your eye on someone who’s “taken”?

You might want to look elsewhere for love.

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A new study from the University of Southern Alabama reveals some not-so-surprising things about “mate poaching,” or stealing someone else’s partner.

According to the research published in The Journal of Research in Personality, those who were “poached” by their current partner were less committed, less romantically satisfied and less invested in their current relationship.

Furthermore, those people were also more likely to think about romantic alternatives and yes, to actually cheat, than those who were single when they found one another.

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Those who were poached by their significant other are, essentially, “grass is always greener” types, in that they perceive potential romantic alternatives outside their relationship to be of “higher quality” than the person they’re with.

In other words, once a cheater, probably always a cheater.

To see the study, click here.

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