​Mini and Merc drivers are the Biggest Adulterers!


Mercedes and Mini Coopers are the most common cars driven by Britain’s adulterers, according to a new study by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s top married dating site. The top car for female members is a Mini Cooper with 19.5% of the votes, while the most popular car for male members is a Mercedes with 23% of the votes. If your spouse drives a Toyota they’re less likely to be having an affair, because the two cars driven least by adulterers are a Prius (0.41% of votes) or a Yaris (0.82%).

“It doesn’t surprise me that the top five cars most driven by male adulterers are all luxury cars,” Claire Page spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said “Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Bentley and Audi all top the list because our typical male member is better educated, earns more and is more successful than the average British male. Our male members tend to have a lot of disposable income. Annual male membership prices range from £999.99 to £2,040. If they can afford this they’ll most likely have the best of everything in life, including a mistress! Mercedes Benz is the most adulterous car in Britain, their branding clearly depicts this sort of lifestyle – all their advertising sells sex. They’ve had ads banned on numerous occasions and their Superbowl commercial featured a Playmate. It’s no wonder Merc-drivers tend to be men looking for an affair to improve their sex lives!”

Space doesn’t seem to be an issue for female adulterers because the Mini was the top choice for the average mistress, almost doubling the female third most popular option of Mercedes.

“In the same way that a dog takes on the personality of its master, cars tend to reflect personality traits of their owner.” Claire Page said “Interestingly, 68% of men said they associated a ‘flirtatious’ personality with Mini drivers, and this prejudice rang true with it being the car driven most by female adulterers.”

The Prius is largely associated with being boring and safe. In Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys, it’s referred to as a ‘tampon on wheels’. This stereotype seems to be accurate in this study because those driving a Prius tend to be the most faithful, securing only 0.41% of votes, 56 times less than Mercedes drivers!

Those having an affair are keener to update their car more regularly – 69% of IllicitEncounters.com members said they wouldn’t keep a car for more than three years. They also know what they like and tend to stick to it – 62% said they would refresh to a new model before a new brand, while only 38% said they would consider changing brands. 71% of men said they believed driving a nice car would impress a date, while only 32% of women said they would care what their date thought about their car.

The Cars Driven Most by Female Adulterers Percentage
1. Mini Cooper 19.5%
2. Audi 18.71%
3. Mercedes 11.57%
4. BMW 8.37%
5. Volkswagen 6.19%
The Cars Driven Most by Male Adulterers Percentage
1. Mercedes 23%
2. BMW 18.71%
3. Jaguar 11.57%
4. Bentley 8.37%
5. Audi 6.19%
The Cars Driven Least by Adulterers Percentage
1. Toyota – Prius 0.41%
2. Toyota – Yaris 0.82%
3. Kia – Rio 1.02%
4. Ford – Fiesta 1.14%
5. Nissan – Micra 1.26%

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.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire