New research released today showed that cheaters are twice as likely to be in political jobs than those in low-salary brackets. UK political leaders, including Prime Minister David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have this week received posted invites from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s top married dating site, encouraging them to cheat online.
Psychologist Lucy Redford said that men in power are more likely to cheat because “The feeling of invincibility is a natural by-product of the rise to political power. They feel like they won’t get caught, or if they do get caught they believe they will be able to talk their way out of it, which politicians are very good at.”
The research found that of the 1,000 cheating people surveyed, 235 of them were earning over £60,000, in political roles such as senior civil servants, head of government departments, parliamentary officials, political representatives or local councillors; compared to the 110 earning under £28,000, and in junior management or executive roles.
Claire Page, spokesperson for Illicit Encounters said there are many high-profile politicians using the website – “Our priority for us and for our customers is discretion. We facilitate affairs easily in a stress-free environment, where the big players look for escapism from their high-pressure professional life. Those in politics are particularly unfaithful, such as French president François Hollande, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Vance McAllister. It’s so common today that people barely bat an eyelid when they hear that yet another politician has had an affair. Hollande actually got a popularity boost after his affair revelations!
“Today, a lot of marriages, especially in politics, are more business unions, such as the partnership between Bill and Hillary Clinton. The spark in the marriage may have gone, but there are other reasons to stay, such as voters’ support which is increased with a united façade, but why should they lose out on any romanticism or sex life when they can still have it so easily online?”
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 970,000 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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