- 55% of married people have admitted to having their very first affair with someone at work
- 78% of married people have had an affair with someone at work with 10% cheating with their boss or line manager
- High-pressure and demanding jobs were home to the greatest number of adulterers, with those in financial services, the legal profession, and teachers home to 23%, 18% and 15% of adulterers respectively
- The results come from a survey of over 350 married people on IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
Work-based romances are commonplace, but an increase in work-based affairs is to wreak havoc in offices and marital homes alike.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, can report that as many as 55% of married people have admitted to having their very first affair with someone at work.
Worryingly, the survey of over 350 married men and women found that work-based affairs are far from commonplace.
In fact, as many as 78% of all respondents have had an affair with someone they work with, with 10% of those engaging in an affair with their boss or line manager.
Unsurprisingly, high-pressure and demanding jobs were home to the greatest number of adulterers; those who worked in financial services, in the legal profession, and as teachers were home to the majority of love rats: 23%, 18% and 15% respectively.
The alarming number of adulterers seeking comfort in their colleagues is bound to be a source of worry, as the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:
“Let’s be honest, we’ve all fancied someone at work at some point or another. We secretly rate our colleagues, from 1 to 10 and flirt with them inappropriately during work socials, so when all is said and done, is this really any surprise?”
“When you’re overworked and over-stressed, logic goes out the window, it’s your colleague that often provides a shoulder for you to lean on. You spend more time with them during your average week than you do with your own family and friends, so strong bonds and relationships form over the months and years, and it’s very common for crushes to develop.
“Mix in a high-stress, high-pressure environment, and the rest is history.”
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.