Sorry lawyers, but the jury finds you guilty. Yes, the legal eagles have been revealed to be the most likely profession to have an affair. That’s according to IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, whose data shows that 5% of their members (over 51,000) work in the legal sector.
Why lawyers? Theo, who works in a legal firm in London, explains “There isn’t a man or woman alive who doesn’t want to let their hair down from time to time, even if that means being a little naughty in the process.”
“Working long hours in a demanding profession that constantly requires you to act perfectly…there’s just a lot of stress involved, and having an affair is the perfect outlet to relieve some of that angst and have some fun.”
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters, Socrates Pyliotis, adds “Lawyers might hold up values of honesty and integrity in the workplace, but outside of that? Not so much. Lawyers are great with people, that’s part of their job, so it’s not too hard to envisage them charming their way to an illicit encounter.”
“Add in the adrenaline-fuelled rush of a legal battle in the courtroom, and the constant travelling that lawyers make to meet different clients, and you have the perfect opportunity for lawyers to act on their instincts.”
“Who knows, with National Love Your Lawyer Day on 6th November, some people might take it a little too literally!”
IllicitEncounters’ data also detailed the other professions that are most likely to cheat. Those in middle-level management came in second place with 4%, closely followed by accountants and those working in finance, with 2.2% and 1.7% respectively.
“There’s a recurring theme here,” explains Pyliotis. “Those in hardworking, big city jobs all share some common DNA – affairs seem to be the desired antidote to their stress!”
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading 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.
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