- Being an only child means you’re more likely to cheat, it’s been revealed
- IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people found that the majority of the members on their site (34%) have no siblings
- 28% of all members are the eldest of their siblings, while as many as 23% are the youngest
- 15% of members are the middle child in their family, making them the most faithful
- 24% of members on the site have a step-sibling, with their parents’ history of having multiple partners having seemingly rubbed off on them
Being an only child can leave you with a severe need for attention, and as it turns out, that’s the perfect foundation for an affair in later life.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, found that a majority of the members on their site (34%) are, in-fact, an only child.
28% of all members are the eldest of their siblings, while as many as 23% are the youngest.
On the other hand, it’s very good news if you’re the middle child. Often known for being neglected growing up, the middle child can revel in the fact that they’re the most faithful of their siblings; just 15% of all adulterers on IllicitEncounters.com are a middle child.
Interestingly, the site also found a larger than expected number of people with step-siblings. Just under a quarter, 24%, of members on the site have a step-sibling, with their parents’ history of having multiple partners having seemingly rubbed off on them.
With a childhood fraught with loneliness, it’s easy to see why an only child has all the makings of an adulterer. A lack of attention, a lack of a sibling, and lower social skills are all contributing factors that leave an only child feeling needy and desperate for attention in their later years. While one partner can help fill that void, it often isn’t enough.
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, expands:
“It’s well-known that an only child can experience the feeling of immense loneliness in their childhood, and that comes back to haunt them in their future relationships.
“Having been starved of attention for so long, it’s something that they find themselves in desperate need of. This manifests itself quite clearly when someone’s partner works long hours or travels frequently for work; the alone time for an only child just won’t do, so an affair is the perfect short-term solution.
“On the other end of the scale, a middle child is surrounded by loving parents and siblings. They don’t grow up with the same need of love and affection, but they’re also more than comfortable during moments of isolation.
“Step-siblings, too, are negatively influenced by their childhood. Having seen their parents unable to remain happy with a single partner, it’s easy to see why they’re more susceptible to following suit.”
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.