Over 60’s Shades of Grey: Adultery Is Rife Among Pensioners
- IllicitEncounters.com has seen a 10% year on year increase in the number of over 60’s signing up in the last 12 months
- 37% of over 60’s said that a lack of sex at home was the main reason for their desire to have an affair
- 24% said that they were no longer attracted to their partner
- IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people with over 1,000,000 members
People marry young, grow old, retire, and spend their remaining years together. It’s innocent and romantic, but it could also be more fantasy than reality, as IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, has reported a 10% increase year on year in the number of over 60’s signing up to the site in the last 12 months.
There are a myriad of reasons for the increase, as IllicitEncounters’ spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:
“Remaining committed and faithful to one person over a period of many years, or in this case decades, is one of the hardest things someone can do. It’s made even harder when growing old, and the changes that come with it begin to take their toll.
For one, people change and grow apart; the person you marry at 30 isn’t necessarily going to be the same person at 60, and your tastes could change, too. At that age, the last thing you want to be worrying about is going through a complicated divorce.
And, while not exclusive to this age bracket, there’s the very real possibility that a number of health issues can inhibit and cripple a couple’s sex life. Whether it’s erectile dysfunction, or other sexual dysfunctions that can affect both men and women, a loss of virility, intimacy and passion can often be the biggest stumbling block for a relationship of any age – those over 60 are certainly no exception.
While many people might still enjoy spending time with their opposite number, a sexless marriage is often the final straw for any relationship.”
In fact, in a survey of over 1000 IllicitEncounters.com members over the age of 60, 37% said that a lack of sex at home was their main reason for joining the site.
24% said that they were no longer attracted to their partner, 15% wanted to experience something new, while 10% wanted to feel young again.
Tom, 63, who uses the site, commented: “I haven’t been intimate with my wife in many years. We get along fine, but there’s very little excitement or passion in our relationship anymore. There’s a youthful thrill in meeting someone new for the first time in decades.”
Top 5 Reasons Over 60s Look for Affairs
1. Lack of sex at home 37%
2. No longer attracted to their partner 24%
3. Wanted to experience a new relationship 15%
4. Other 14%
5. Rediscover their youth 10%
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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