Over 80% of married people would ditch their spouse on Valentine’s day to date a celebrity


Valentine’s day is traditionally a time to spoil your partner or show your love and affection for that special someone – but a shocking 87 per cent of us would in fact ditch our significant other to spend it with a celebrity. Research carried out by leading extramarital dating website,IllicitEncounters.com, shows that a staggering number of married people would neglect their spouse if a better offer was available.

For some it may be the chance to meet an idol or go on a date with the actor or actress of their dreams, for others it’s a chance to escape the monotony of a stale relationship. In 2010 an independent survey conducted by OnePoll and commissioned by IllicitEncounters.com, quizzed over 4,000 married people on their relationship habits finding: 70 per cent of British husbands admitted they are not satisfied with their marriages, and 1 in 4 married Londoners admitted to having at least one affair.

The IllicitEncounters.com 2014 study into Valentine’s day romance also discovered that 67 per cent of married couples have been disappointed during previous Valentine’s days, while 48 per cent of new members admitted they joined specifically to find someone to share Valentine’s day with. 76 per cent of women thought that romance was a big deal on valentine’s day compared to only 52 per cent of men viewing romance as important.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Rosie Freeman-Jones, said: “ Every year we see large numbers of dissatisfied married people pre-emptively signing up around February 14th looking for a new lover. After years of disappointment they would rather spend their time with someone who is actually looking for romance rather than just waiting to be disappointed again.”

So with the past few days showing a large increase in traffic visiting the site, and thousands of new members joining up looking for a date on Friday – it appears it’s not just a famous face that could be taking your other-half for a romantic meal this Valentine’s day.

Top 5 male celebrities Illicit Encounters members would like to spend Valentine’s day with:

1.David Beckham

2.Russell Brand

3.Spencer Matthews

4.Danny Dyer

5.Gary Barlow

Top 5 female celebrities Illicit Encounters members would like to spend Valentine’s day with:


2.Nigella Lawson

3.Holly Willoughby

4.Kelly Brook

5.Abbey Clancy

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 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:

Email: Mike@illicitencounters.co.uk

Mobile: 07584 435116

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitmike

Twitter: @IEOfficial

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