Want to sneak away and have an affair? Tell her you are going fishing


If you suspect your husband is seeing another woman and says he “has gone fishing”, the good news is that he has probably just gone fishing. A new study by leading married dating site IllicitEncounters.com has revealed that angling is the excuse that is least likely to be used by cheating husbands as they slip away from their wives.

Over 4000 members of the extra-marital dating site responded to the poll on excuses given to sneak away from their other halves, and fishing came last with just 0.2% of the overall vote. Other low scoring excuses included, visiting the doctors and spending time with an elderly relative. In fact, more men used the excuse of having been arrested than saying they had spent some time trout tickling.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Mike Taylor said: “It is interesting that fishing was the least popular excuse, as it would serve as quite a good one. It offers privacy, can go late on into the night and often in places with no mobile phone coverage. All of which are handy settings for engaging in a clandestine romance. During the colder months men switch their excuses from playing golf to going to the gym. Ironically our female members recently voted extreme fisherman Robson Green as one of their top TV heartthrobs, so some women clearly have a soft spot for the fishermen types and would not be put of if they found their man using it as a cover story.”

During the winter months “going to the gym” was the most common excuse as it provides a good cover for being out of the home, anonymity and an explanation for being tired and having just showered before their return home. Some men have even taken up evening classes to use as a cover for a secret relationship which is effective until you have to demonstrate your newly learnt skill.

Top 5 Most used excuses Top 5 Least used excuses
  1. Going to the gym
1. Fishing
  1. Seeing friends
2. Got arrested
  1. Playing Golf
3. Visiting Elderly Relatives
  1. Working late
4. Doctors appointment
  1. Evening class
5. Fell asleep on the train / missed stop

The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 750,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Mike Taylor:

Email: Mike@illicitencounters.co.uk

Mobile: 07824 357512

Office: 020 8819 9936

Twitter: @illicitmike

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