Nearly Two Thirds of Men Admit They’d Cheat with a Younger Version of their Wife


It turns out 40 isn’t the new 20, as nearly two thirds (65%) of men admit that they’d cheat with a woman who looks like a younger version of their wife. That’s according to, the UK’s leading and longest running dating website for married people, who surveyed over 4000 members.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters, Socrates Pyliotis, commented on the survey: “Come on, is this even that surprising? When presented with the opportunity to turn back time and sleep with a younger, hotter version of their wife, most men wouldn’t even think twice.”

Mike, a 37 year-old surveyor from Bristol, said: “I’ve been in a loveless marriage for donkey’s years, so if you’re telling me that I’d be able to roll back the years and cheat with a younger and more attractive version of my wife, then I’d be stupid to say no.”

Pyliotis adds: “Men are simply acting on instinct. We’ve seen in recent weeks that Gwen Stefani’s ex, Gavin Rossdale, has led the charge, with allegation’s aimed at him for sleeping with their nanny, who so happens to be the spitting image of Ms. Stefani.”

IllicitEncounters also surveyed over 3000 of its female members, posing the same question. The survey showed women to be the complete antithesis of men, as they would rather cheat on a man who is the polar opposite of their husband, with age bearing little importance.

“Five, ten, fifteen years into a marriage, and many wives begin to find their husbands unbearable. Niggling issues that were previously tolerated are now a huge deal, and many women find themselves unable to stand the sight of the man they once shared such a strong bond with,”
explains Pyliotis.

Karen, who responded to the survey, said: “If given the opportunity to cheat with another man, I’d want him to be as different to my husband as is humanly possible. Different in looks, different in personality, otherwise, what’s the point?”

NOTES TO EDITOR 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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Office: 020 7729 6098
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