Most blokes would never admit to their partner that they cried during a movie. The results from a new study, however, show that they don’t have to their partners already know.
Popular tissue brand Kleenex surveyed a large group of Australian women aged 18 and over to find out what makes their boyfriends shed a tear.
Amazingly, 100 per cent of the women said they'd seen their men cry during a film, and just over half said it was during a 'chick flick'.
Lovable dog film Marley & Me came in as the number one tear-jerker for men (44 per cent) followed by The Notebook (17 per cent), Life is Beautiful (15 per cent) and Shawshank Redemption (13 per cent).
James Cameron's Titanic and the Christmas themed romantic comedy Love Actually also made the list.
"It's great to see that men aren't afraid to show their emotional side," said Valerie Moreno, marketing manager for Kleenex facial tissues, "even when it comes to a good tear-jerking flick."
It wasn't just films that brought out men's sensitivity. Child birth (40 per cent), weddings (25 per cent) and arguing (20 per cent) also proved a popular way to get males a little weepy.
Not surprisingly, one in ten women said they'd seen their man cry over a sports result.
The study was conducted prior to the launch of the brand’s new Mansize tissue.