Let’s Stop Kidding Ourselves – Affairs Aren’t Taboo Anymore


Affairs aren’t taboo anymore. In fact, they’ve become a part of everyday life and the case studies below give great insight into some of the real circumstances around adultery today.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people can reveal that, contrary to public opinion, affairs are commonplace, and they’re born out of more than just a desire to sleep around.

In light of recent media events, infidelity has become a hot topic of conversation. Whether it’s the how or the why, there’s something about infidelity that gets people talking, but the conversation is often far too one-sided.

“We’re told that affairs are some sort of unspeakable act… let’s get real,” says IllicitEncounters’ spokesperson, Claire Page.

“Whether it’s Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Francoise Hollande, Ryan Giggs, Kristen Stewart – you’ve got politicians, athletes, musicians, celebrities… even our own monarchy sleeping around! Affairs have always been an everyday fact of life – if you decide to do the same, you’re in good company.”

IllicitEncounters conducted a multitude of case studies and found that a healthy proportion of their female members were motivated to have an affair for reasons that you might not expect.

“Sure, for a lot of people, an affair is born out of the desire to meet someone new for a bit of romance on the side, but so many of our female members seek affairs simply because they cannot afford to break off their current relationship,” explains Page.

Katie, a 37 year old retail assistant from Gateshead, said “Let’s be honest, divorce simply isn’t the answer anymore. As a wife and mother I don’t want to experience the messy consequences of divorce, whether it’s sorting out custody or splitting up wealth.”

“Having an affair has given me the freedom to keep my family together while making sure that my love life isn’t totally dry and tepid!”

Page adds: “Affairs are becoming more and more popular among women in similar situations to Katie’s …and honestly, can you blame them?”

“Our women have had affairs to escape abusive relationships, re-energise themselves and generally improve their quality of life. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.”

“They often thank us for helping improve their quality of life – Katie is just one of many.”

Below are some examples of current case studies of women using IllicitEncounters.com.  All of these women are real and can be contacted for comment or used in features.  Please feel free to contact our press office for more information.


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: press@illicitencounters.com
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

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