- 15% of 800 members who registered on IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, since the beginning of November said that they were married to someone working in retail
- Retailers working long hours during the Christmas period has left their partner’s feeling lonely, hence the increase in the amount looking to cheat
- In a separate survey of over 200 retailers on IllicitEncounters.com, 30% admitted to having previously cheated with a colleague
- 10% also admitted to sleeping with a colleague during their place of work.
They’ll be working late hours to help spread the Christmas cheer, but behind their back, their partners are being naughty, not nice.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 800 people who registered to the site since the beginning of November and found that 15% of respondents were married to someone who worked in retail.
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:
“Needless to say, it’s one of, if not the, busiest time of the year for those who work in retail. That means they’ll be working longer hours, taking on more shifts, and generally spending more and more time at work, and less and less time at home as a result.
“While it’s something that can’t be helped, that doesn’t stop the opposite number in this relationship from feeling lonely and without some much needed company.
“It’s only natural, then, that someone’s thoughts stray towards an affair, even if it’s something short-term until the Christmas period ends and their partner’s work routine returns to a state of normality.”
Interestingly, a scenario may develop where both parties are cheating on each other simultaneously.
In a separate survey of over 200 retailers on IllicitEncounters.com, 30% admitted to having previously cheated with a colleague, with 10% even sleeping with them during their place of work.
“It works both ways,” explains Grant.
“Again, while it isn’t the fault of the retailer, they too can’t help but feel detached from their partner. And when you’re cooped up with others for an extended period of time, you begin to forge friendships.
“If both you and your colleague both having similar feelings of loneliness, it’s easy to see how one thing can lead to another…”
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com 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.
We’re always more than happy to talk about IllicitEncounters.com – please contact Christian Grant through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.