- Coffee houses and restaurants are the most popular locations for adulterers to meet for a first date as they provide a good alibi should you spot someone you know
- 10 miles away from your house/work is the best distance for adulterers to meet if they live or work in a city, 15 miles in small villages or towns
- 65% meet during work hours, while 24% meet up on the weekend and 11% on weeknights
- The most popular hours to sneak out for an affair during the working day are between 12-3pm and 4-6pm.
- The research comes from the UK’s leading dating website for married people, IllicitEncounters.com
Arranging to meet with an adulterer for a first date? Your safest bet might be a coffee shop, just make sure it’s a way away from home, so says new research.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, surveyed over 1500 members to find the locations where adulterers meet for a first date. 38% of adulterers meet at a coffee house, 25% at a restaurant, 20% at a bar, 10% at a pub, and 3% at a hotel (4% chose ‘other’).
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Christian Grant, explains:
“Needless to say, the general idea here is not only to have an exciting date, but to not get caught. A coffee house not only provides a decent stop for a first date, but a good alibi too. If you get spotted, it’s not exactly improbable for someone to believe that you just got talking to a random stranger in a packed coffee house.
The same could be said of a bar or a pub; it might not be someone’s idea of a romantic first date, but when you’re just getting started, it provides some much needed security.
However, some people skip the pleasantries and just meet at a hotel. Each to their own.”
The research also found that adulterers in bigger cities meet, on average, 10 miles away from their home and/or workplace, while those in smaller, rural locations stray slightly further from home, with an average of 15 miles.
“Don’t defecate where you eat, so they say,” says Grant.
“Meeting in a neutral location is key; you don’t want to be looking over your shoulder for the entire date in fear that you’ll bump into someone you know. It’s even more important for those in smaller towns – news travels fast in small areas.”
65% of adulterers admitted to meeting during work hours, while 24% meet up on the weekend, and 11% on weeknights.
The most popular hours to sneak out for an affair during the working day were between 12-3pm and 4-6pm.
“Those ‘meetings’ that your manager attends out of the office at random hours during the day? Maybe they’re not the sort of meetings that you think they are,” says Grant.
“With familial responsibilities during evenings and weekends, the working day is the least suspicious and easiest time to sneak out for an affair.”
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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