One In Ten Married People Have Had An Affair With Their Boss, According to a Study​

  • 10% of married people have had a long-term affair (3 months or more) with their boss
  • 35% admitted to cheating (e.g. one-night stand, ‘sexting’ and kissing)
  • 9% have had sex with their boss at their place of work.
  • 3% would even consider leaving their spouse for their boss
  • The profession in which employee/employer relationships are most prevalent is doctors
  • The results come from a survey of over 900 people on, the UK’s leading dating website for married people

More and more people are electing to have an affair with their boss, a new survey has revealed.

In a survey of over 900 members on, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, as many as 10% of respondents admitted to having had an long-term affair (3 months or more) with their boss.

An even greater number (35%) admitted to cheating with their boss in the same time period. This includes a one-night stand, kiss, ‘sexting’ and oral sex.

Astonishingly, 3% said that they would consider leaving their current partner for their boss, having fallen head over heels for them, with 9% admitting to having had sex with their boss at their place of work.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:

“It’s been proven that the UK’s workforce is working harder than ever before, spending more and more time at the office and working overtime.

“Unfortunately, that also means we’re more stressed, less happy and more prone to an affair as result. With more time spent at work, and therefore less at home, we see our colleagues and employers more than we do our own family.

“That means we’re more likely to forge positive relationships with those we work with, or for, and hence we choose to ‘de-stress’ by taking those relationships to the next level, even if we probably shouldn’t.”

In a recent, separate study commissioned by, it was revealed that teachers, lawyers and pilots were the most adulterous professions when it came to two colleagues having an affair; when it comes to affairs with bosses, it’s a fairly similar outlook, with doctors topping the leaderboard with 17%, followed closely by teachers (15%) and lawyers (13%).

“Needless to say, the more time you spend working with someone, the more likely you are to form a strong bond with them. It should come as no surprise then that doctors, teachers and lawyers are evidently rife with employer-employee relationships, given the time that those respective professions spend at work.”

Professions with the most Employer/Employee Affairs

  1. Other (20%)
  2. Doctors (17%)
  3. Teachers (15%)
  4. Lawyers (13%)
  5. Pilots/Airline Staff (11%)
  6. Financial Jobs (bankers, mortgage brokers, financial advisers) (10%)
  7. Journalists (8%)
  8. Marketeers and Advertisers (6%)


NOTES TO EDITOR is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 12 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 Christian Grant:

Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

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