They don't call them love handles for nothing - new research shows loved-up Aussies are stacking on the pounds.
A shocking three quarters (76 per cent) of Australians in a relationship admit to gaining weight since meeting their partner, with 47 per cent gaining more than 10 kilos - that's more than a dress size.
The research shows weight creeps on quickly, with the average Aussie gaining three kilos within the first few months of dating. After four years we're gaining around eight kilos.
Shockingly the research also found more than half (54 per cent) admit their weight gain has affected their sex lives, with one in five unwilling to get their kit off in front of their partner.
The majority of participants blame their partner for the upsize - saying changing eating habits, including eating out more often and their spouse's eating habits are to blame.