- In the wake of Wayne Rooney kissing another woman, llicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people surveyed over 300 men and 300 women to find out what they considered to be cheating
Just 28% of men think that kissing another woman counts as cheating
8% of men think that seductively dancing with someone is cheating; 14% think flirting is cheating
Women shared very different views, with 88% thinking that sharing a kiss with another woman is cheating, while 39% count flirting as cheating
There was some agreement, as only 6% of men and 9% of women agreed that ‘liking’ or complimenting someone’s photos on social media crosses the line
- The definition of cheating is blurred. Well, for men it is anyway. IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 300 men and 300 women to find out what they considered to be cheating, and the between them were surprisingly vast.
Unsurprisingly, any sexual activity with another person, including ‘sexting’, counts as cheating according to 100% of all men surveyed. That’s to be expected, but an alarmingly low 8% of men think that seductively dancing with someone is cheating, just 14% think flirting is cheating, and only 28% think that sharing a kiss – drunken or otherwise – counts as cheating.
While women unanimously agreed that any sexual activity consisted as cheating, their views on dancing, flirting and kissing were vastly different. 21% think that dancing counts as cheating, 39% think flirting counts as cheating, and as many 88% think that sharing a kiss with another person is crossing the line.
There was some agreement between men and women however, as only 25% of men and 22% of women agreed that attending a strip club counts as cheating, while 6% of men and 9% of women agreed that ‘liking’ or complimenting someone’s photos on social media crosses the line.
Men and women also saw some agreement when it came to holding hands (10% men, 8% women agree it counts as cheating), remaining good friends with a previous partner (15% men, 26% women) and even having intimate thoughts about someone else (11% men, 29% women).
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, expands:
“Mr Rooney is not the first man to share a drunken kiss with another woman, and he won’t be the last. Unfortunately for women, men have completely different rules when it comes to cheating, and they use those rules to their advantage. A bit of “harmless fun” was what Rooney’s drunken kiss with Laura Simpson has since been described as, and it’s that kind of attitude that means men will continue to cheat; if there are no consequences, and they don’t consider it cheating, they’ll keep on doing it.
“Wayne Rooney has three children, with a fourth on the way, has been married for nearly a decade, but despite all of this, he still couldn’t resist temptation. But should we be surprised? Not only is his view on cheating different to his wife’s, he’s just spent 13 years at Manchester United, the club home to perhaps the most notorious cheater to come out of the UK in recent years – Ryan Giggs. He’s learnt from the best.”
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.
Tel: 020 7729 6098