50 Shades Inspires Thousands of Women to Cheat in Order to Save Their Rubbish Sex Lives


  • The release of 50 Shades Darker is inspiring thousands of women to cheat, reports IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
  • The site has seen a 33% week-on-week increase in the amount of women signing up to the site (and 9% for men, too)
  • 85% of 150 women said that the film highlighted just how miserable their sex lives are, so they’re seeking an affair as a result
  • Many new members have adopted appropriately themed usernames, such as ’50 Shades of Grey Hair’ and ‘Balls of Steele’

While 50 Shades Darker is set to delight (or despair) audiences around the world, the film’s full impact has extended far beyond the cinema screen.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, has seen married women across the country flock to the site in search of an affair.

Specifically, there’s been as much as a 33% increase week-on-week in the amount of women signing up to the site from Monday 6th to Monday 13th February. The site also experienced its single busiest day of the month so far on Saturday 11th, a day after the film’s release in the UK.

Not to be forgotten, Christian Grey wannabes also went in search of a steamy affair, albeit far fewer, with a 9% week-on-week increase.

And it didn’t stop there, with many new users adopting 50 Shades inspired usernames, from the obvious Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, to the slightly more amusing ’50 Shades of Grey Hair’ and the even more salacious ‘Balls of Steele’, though we’re not sure quite how that one works.

But why? In a word, sex.

The site surveyed 150 women who signed up in the past week, with the significant majority (85%) claiming that the film only served to highlight how miserable their sex lives are, with many feeling that their husband is simply not adventurous enough in the bedroom anymore.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:

“Whether you’re 19 or 90, sex is a huge part of any healthy relationship. Unfortunately, it can often dwindle with age, and many people accept it as part of the norm.

“Keeping things interesting and fresh can be difficult, but evidently, many women are realising that it doesn’t have to be.

“If their husband is no longer interested in being intimate, there is an alternative for them, they have an affair with someone who is.”


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.

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

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