Thousands of football widows flocked to online dating site IllicitEncounters.com during this weekend’s FA Cup Final.
There was a huge spike of women joining the extra-marital dating site on Saturday at 17.45pm, shortly after the kick-off of the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan.
Illicit Encounters spokesperson Rosie Freeman-Jones said: “This huge amount of interest is very unusual for a sunny Saturday afternoon and the numbers on the site grew steadily for the next couple of hours.”
“Some of the new members even mentioned the fact that they had just signed up was because they were sick and tired of always coming in second best to the football at the weekend.”
According to University of Lancaster only 12.85% of women hold membership to Premier League. Therefore almost 9 out of 10 football fans are men, leaving a huge proportion of women at home: feeling shunned and looking for some excitement.
During last years FA Cup final 77,169 football fans turned up to watch the match at Wembley and over 2.5 million men enjoyed the game with the lads, not thinking twice about their partners they left at home.
Meanwhile, thousands of neglected wives and girlfriends became bored and decided to find some fun of their own. Leading UK married dating website lllicitEncounters.com, with nearly 800,000 members, saw a 62% rise in females logging on to the site on Saturday and a 70% increase in the number of new females joining the site.
Rosie Freeman-Jones added “Illicit Encounters sees a spike like this in women’s activity every year around this time. Women feel neglected as men put football first and spend a lot of time with their male friends watching the games. Consequently women find something else to fill up their time whilst their men are wrapped up in the match.”
“It’s not just that women have more time, it’s that they feel second best and are often not allowed to get involved with football which is deemed a man’s game. For the women it’s not just about finding something to fill the time: it’s about getting the attention and adoration they deserve from somewhere as it’s not coming from their other halves. In some respects it’s about getting one over the boyfriends and husbands that have been too absorbed in the game to notice”
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.
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