The Rise of the ‘Costanova’! The coffee shop adulterer


With the economic purse strings tightening, philanderers are feeling the pinch shunning their traditional restaurant dates of the past, making coffee houses the top destination for illicit trysts.

The UK’s largest married dating site is reporting a clear rise in the number of members ditching the traditional evening meal first date, and instead opting to meet for an coffee. In 2011 a survey of the sites members showed that an overwhelming 73% would opt of a first date over dinner, where as a survey of the sites 800,000 members in 2013 showed that now 64% of members would now rather have a first date in a coffee shop.

Spokesperson for, Mike Taylor Said; “I think our members have become more relaxed about going on dates over the last few years. The playing field has levelled out and it is no longer about trying to overly impress a date with fine dining and expensive wine. People want to make real connections and find someone like-minded, in a similar situation.”

One member Sophia said; “It’s all about chemistry between two people, I don’t think it matters where you meet. After spending some time getting to know your date online when you do meet you know pretty quickly if it’s going to progress, and if it is who wants the inconvenience of having to get through dinner to get to dessert.”

It seems some men may have also been studying up on the opposite sex, as research by Southwestern University actually proved that coffee has some additional properties – for females. Coffee stimulates a part of the brain that dictates arousal, boosting a women’s sex drive. So it seems a coffee shop could be the ideal date location after all!

Top 5 Coffee Shops for Illicit Dates
1 Costa Coffee
2 Cafe Nero
3 Independent Coffee House
4 Starbucks
5 Pret a Manger

The UK’s Leading married dating website is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 850,000 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:


Mobile: 07584 435116

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitmike

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