Wealthy People Are More Likely to Cheat, Especially Men

  • IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, is home to over 60,000 executives and financial professionals
  • The site found that adulterers earn an average of £52,000 a year, after tax, with the amount of city professionals who’ve joined has risen by 8% year-on-year
  • 1% claimed to bring home earnings of £1 million or more each year; <1% stated they had assets worth into the tens of millions, indicating that certain captains of industry frequent the site
  • The site surveyed 600 of its members, with 29% stating that they work 60-hour weeks. 34%, work 40-hour weeks and 20% work a hefty 80-hour week
  • 45% have engaged in an affair with someone they work with

The jury’s out on whether money can buy happiness, but what’s certain is that it can’t buy a stable relationship.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, can reveal that richer people are more likely to cheat.

The average member on the site earns an average of £52,000 per year, after tax, significantly higher than the national average. The site is already home to over 60,000 executives and financial professionals, 65% of which are men, while the amount of city professionals who’ve signed up has also risen by as much as 8% year-on-year.

A small amount of members, 1%, also claimed to bring home earnings of £1 million or more each year, while less than 1% stated that they had assets worth into the tens of millions and more, indicating, perhaps, that certain captains of industry reside on the dating website.

That would hardly come as a surprise however, with businessmen from the likes of CEO of Lloyd’s Bank Antonio Horta-Osorio to Donald Trump, to name just two, having notoriously engaged in illicit encounters of their own.

The site also surveyed 600 of its members, with as many as 29% stating that they worked 60-hour weeks. The majority, 34%, worked the standard 40-hour week, but as many as 20% work a hefty 80-hour week.

With so many hours spent at work, it’s time at home that’s sacrificed, with 73% of respondents saying that they spend less time with their partner since they assumed a senior role in their respective places of work.

Meanwhile, 66% state that they have less sex with their partner than they used to.

With time a scarce resource, juggling a second relationship can be difficult, which is why 45% have engaged in an affair with someone they work with.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:

“Successful people are born workaholics. They live and breathe their careers, work incredibly long hours, and value their career above all else. That means that relationships with loved ones are at a premium.

“But, they’re still human. You still want a physical relationship, but coming home late to find your partner already asleep isn’t ideal, so a relationship with a colleague ensues.

“For those that do engage in a long-term affair, though, they can at least do so on their terms They don’t have to meet incredibly often, and when they do meet they can arrange the time and place to suit their respective work schedules. They don’t always necessarily have to deal with the emotional needs of each other, either, and it’s something that can be kept purely physical.

“It’s flexible, ideal, and it’s no surprise to see this demographic flood sites like Illicit Encounters.”

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.

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Tel: 020 7729 6098

Twitter: @cheatsafer

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