Do you photograph attractive strangers? You're not alone

MORE than eight per cent of UK adults have photographed attractive strangers on public transport, in the park, in a coffee shop and even in the doctor's surgery, a new survey has found.

The bizarre fact emerged from a poll of 2,076 Britons carried out by mobile phone company Nokia.

The poll also showed that heartbroken lovers are brutal after a break-up with more than 90 per cent erasing all photographs of their exes from their mobile phones.

The need to "achieve closure" was cited as the reason why Britons delete their digital albums following the end of a relationship.

The survey also claims that almost seven million people in the UK have admitted to taking an intimate picture of themselves and storing it on their phone, leaving themselves vulnerable to social media mishaps, researchers said.

And almost five million are worried that these embarrassing pictures could inadvertently end up on their Facebook page.

More than a third of those questioned said they were more likely to take an intimate photograph of themselves becase of the increased rise of smartphone cameras and improved picture quality.

A quarter of those surveyed said they refuse to let their partners see the pictures on their smartphones.

Would you take photos of a stranger?

This poll ended on 09 August 2013.

Current Results

Yes. If they were good looking or interesting.


Yes. But only at a distance


No. It's an invasion of privacy


No. Unless I got their permission


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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