Monday 21st of September gets top marks for parents seeking affairs

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Every year the UK’s largest extra-marital affairs site IllicitEncounters.com sees an increase in parents joining the site on this date and this year is set to be no different.

Dubbed Funday Monday, the 21st of September in particular sees some of the most traffic, with an 8% increase of members joining year on year on this day (2014 vs 2013).

Perhaps we are seeing an increase of members joining around this time as the stay-at-home parent may be feeling lonely without the children or other half around. The school term will have well and truly started and a routine set up, with the lonesome parent stuck at home while their spouse is out working. Maybe boredom has a part to play in parents wanting to play away.

Harriet a member on the site said “I started looking for people to have affairs with after one particularly awful summer holiday. My partner who works full-time failed to see that I was working 24/7 round the clock around our 3 kids – he resented me because he felt that I got to stay at home and do nothing! I resented him for not being able to see the amount of hard work I did put in – ensuring the children were looked after and the house seen to.

Anyway, after a few weeks of the kids being back at school, curiosity got the better of me and I tried IllicitEncounters.com. After years of dreading the Monday morning alarm to get the children ready for class, suddenly I was waking up with an exuberance of energy – eager to drop them off and go see my lover! The children are still collected on time and dinner is always waiting on the table for when my husband gets home. And although he continues to think I do ‘nothing’, I no longer get upset about it – I would much rather he thought I did nothing than knew what it was that I actually get up to!”

Claire Page spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said “Although cheating is frowned upon in schools, it turns out the rules don’t apply to parents who are all too eager do the school run – itching for that one step closer to freedom. Whilst the children are busy learning, the parents are taking the opportunity to invest into a little extra-curricular mischief. Can you blame them? Holidays are all about keeping the kids entertained, and with them back in school and the breadwinner busy at work – lonely housewives are getting theirs. After the hustle of bustle of the summer holidays, they deserve it! Don’t you think?”

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 1,000,000 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 7729 6098

Twitter: @illicitclaire

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​Why do people have affairs? Not because of sex!

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Commitment is the rule of thumb for most relationships, and yet infidelity is the unspoken fact.

IllicitEncounters.com has discovered that most people have affairs because they are seeking companionship rather than sex.

Despite the recent hacking scandal of a similar dating site – people joining extra-marital dating sites are still on the rise.

With over 1,000,000 members and approximately 7% of the married population using IllicitEncounters.com – perhaps it’s time we began to tackle the reasons why more people are having affairs rather than condemning the affair itself.

The affairs site screened 400 of its members and found a re-occurrence of certain issues that lead people to have affairs. The top 5 scenarios were-

Companionship

– A lack of emotional intimacy is the cause of straying for so many adulterers. Many members complain of feeling invisible to their partner – undervalued, unappreciated and taken for granted. Many people choose to have an affair to feel that emotional connection once again.

Family

– Contrary to popular belief, many affair seekers choose to have an affair because they do not want to break up their family. Their relationship may have disintegrated, and although no longer a happy husband and wife – they may still make a good father and mother. Many adulterers choose to take on an affair because they do not want to abandon their children, having an affair allows them to fulfil needs without upsetting the balance.

Financial Reasons

– The people that fit into this bracket tend to be very unhappy in their marriage, but for financial reasons they cannot break it off. They may have invested their money into joint ventures such as buying a house or starting a business, they may be financially dependent on their other half or they may simply end up worse off if they were to abandon the marriage.

Permission

– A lot of people using extra-marital affairs sites have express permission from their spouse to do so, many belong to open relationships for example. There is also a high number of members on the site that belong to the ‘carer’ category where for medical reasons the partner who can no longer engage sexually with their spouse will give permission for them to seek out an extra-marital relationship.

Sex

– Sex plays a significant part in why people choose to cheat. However, it was also the least quoted reason out of the 400 people interviewed. Sex is an important factor in any relationship, and for many married couples their sex life can dwindle, some people have also said that they have stopped fancying their partner as the years have gone by. Missing the passion and excitement a new liaison can bring can tempt a spouse to seek out a lover to ignite that spark again.

Claire Page spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said “Most people don’t take on an affair lightly; it is usually a last resort. Nobody gets married and immediately looks forward to cheating on their partner. However, it seems now in this modern day and age that an affair is a natural progression in a long-term relationship, and occurs due to a number of factors such as personal needs and external life influences.

Once a relationship becomes long term, many marriages end up becoming more like business partnerships – you have joint finances and a joint responsibility to bring up your children – however the companionship and sex may have become rather lacking.

Maybe the people who allow each other to have an affair have got it right – building on an already strong foundation of trust, the ultimate support would be to give your partner the green light to explore where an affair-journey may take them. The bottom line is people have a multitude of reasons to embark on an affair. People join married dating sites and cheat because they can – and maybe it’s time we let them.”

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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 1,000,000 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 7729 6098

Twitter: @illicitclaire