Travelodge Britain annually return to grateful owners thousands of lost bears that had been left behind in hotel rooms. A survey they did of their guests in 2010 revealed the following (italics mine):
A quarter of male respondents stated it is quite acceptable to have a bear regardless of your age.
One quarter of the male respondents also said they take their teddy bear with them when going away on business.
One in ten single men surveyed admitted to hiding their bear when their girlfriend stays over*. And one in seven married men reported they hide their teddy bear when any family and friends come to visit.
This means, of course, those big bold men have a bear (or bears) in the first place for these emergency hiding away purposes.
More men (15%) compared to women (10%) reported they treat their teddy as their best friend and will share their secrets with their bear.
*Mawson assures me, by the way, that nonchalantly-on-purpose allowing your girlfriend to discover your bear will clinch her affections for you forever.
Adapted from an Article put out by Travelodge UK in July 2010
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