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14th April 1960: A man pulls a face like a little boy trying not to cry. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)

Do you think differently of  a man who cries in public?

According to a new study, middle aged men cry in front of other people an average of 14 different times during their adult years.

However,  most men surveyed said they have only ever broke down on 5 occasions.

In a recent article published in the Independent ,  some say the social stigma against men showing emotional vulnerability is waning.  British men admit they not only cry more frequently, but will shed tears over more trivial things.

 The Universal Channel conducted the study and found that nearly 8 in 10 British men have cried during an emotional television show.

Psychologist Donna Dawson told the Independent,  “Even though today’s society is more approving of public tears, there is still a lurking fear in many of us that the people witnessing it will make fun of us.”

So we want to know what you think?  Do you think it is OK for men to cry in public?   Weigh in on the FOX 8 Instachat. Your responses could be read during FOX 8 News at 9 a.m.