Men stare at up to 10 women every day, spending an average of 43 minutes per day admiring them, researchers revealed.

All this time adds up to one year in a lifetime.

But men aren’t the only ones eyeing the opposite sex. Women ogle up to six men for 20 minutes a day, which equals six months of their lives.

"Men are renowned for looking at women but it's interesting to see just how long they spend doing it,” said Mark Ireland, of Kodak Lens Vision Centers, which carried out the poll. "A year of your life is a long time to spend with your eyes fixed on the opposite sex."

The poll of 3,000 Britons revealed supermarkets were the favorite ogling location for men, followed by pubs and nightclubs. Women listed bars as their top spot for eyeing male talent.

The majority of both sexes said they were flattered by the attention. But men enjoyed it more and 20 percent of women were embarrassed.

One in 10 people admitted a roving eye had caused a split with a partner.

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