​Green Saturday: the day you’re most likely to ‘Get Lucky’ is Paddy’s Day weekend!


Green Saturday: the day you’re most likely to ‘Get Lucky’ is Paddy’s Day weekend!

Green Saturday is coming – the day of the year that you’re most likely to get lucky – and its three days before Saint Patrick’s Day, on the 14th March.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK and Ireland’s top married dating site, surveyed 500 people and asked them what day of the year they would most likely sleep with someone. The majority of people (68% – 342) said they would sleep with someone the weekend before Paddy’s Day, beating New Year’s Eve, Stephen’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

More than a third of those surveyed (36%) said they would sleep with a stranger or someone they met that night. The majority (289 of 500) said they don’t have a regular sexual partner or don’t have sex regularly. 82% of people said they would be drinking on Saturday the 14th. Those who said they would sleep with someone on Saturday the 14th over Tuesday the 17th said their increased drinking pattern directly impacted on their increased sexual activity, and gave the following reasons for choosing the weekend over the official Saint Patrick’s Day:

  • 1)Sunday can be my day of recovery.
  • 2)I won’t have to call in sick on Wednesday when I’m obviously hung-over.
  • 3)I won’t have to work while hung-over on Wednesday.
  • 4)I won’t be drinking too much on Tuesday because I have work the next day and don’t want to be hung over.
  • 5)I’ll be drunk enough for a one-night-stand because I’ll start drinking early on Saturday.

Alcohol consumption levels are dependent on weather for most, as 59% of people agreed that they would ‘drink less if the weather is bad’. Based on this, people will be drinking more than usual because weather on Saturday is predicted to be clear and sunny (14 Degrees Celsius according to weather.com!).

When asked why they will drink less if the weather is bad the top responses were:

  • 1)I prefer drinking outdoors – riverside, or in a park, or in a beer garden.
  • 2)I can walk from pub to pub without getting a taxi if it’s raining.
  • 3)I like relaxing in the sun when I’m drinking.
  • 4)Drinking outside is more social.
  • 5)I have to drive home if it’s raining, but I can walk if it’s sunny, and drink more.

“It doesn’t surprise me that the top day people will have sex this year is the weekend before Paddy’s Day,” Claire Page, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said, “Paddy’s Day is the biggest drinking day of the year, and people are sexually liberated when they’re drunk, so of course Green Saturday will see a lot of people getting lucky! People are usually better at sex after a drink or two. It makes them less tense, reduces their inhibitions and because alcohol is a social lubricant, people are less awkward after a glass or two. Alcohol in moderation actually makes you more attractive too: it increases blood flow and gives you a nice rosy glow. It also increases your confidence!”

Alcohol abuse costs the state a billion euro a year but Doctor Aoife Murphy explained that alcohol contributes to more people being promiscuous and enjoying the health benefits associated with sex – “People have more sex when they’ve consumed alcohol, particularly with people they’re not in a relationship with. Regular sex has many health benefits – firstly, it improves women’s bladder control. A strong pelvic floor is highly important for avoiding inconsistence, something that affects one in three women at some point in their lives. Sex is like a work out for your pelvic floor. When you have an orgasm, it contracts these muscles, which strengthens them. Sex also lowers systolic blood pressure and it’s a great form of exercise, which is great for weight loss and is good for your heart – as well as raising your heart rate, sex keeps oestrogen and testosterone levels balanced. Sex is also a natural pain reliever, often more powerful than Paracetamol. Vaginal stimulation can block chronic leg and back pain, and I’ve seen many cases where women claim genital stimulation (including self-stimulation) can help migraines, headaches, arthritis and menstrual cramps. It also boots immunity – those who have regular sex have higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that helps ward off common cold and flu symptoms.”

The UK and Ireland’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

With over 985,000 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 Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

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