- 2017 was the biggest ever year for affairs, and 2018 is set to eclipse it
- IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people saw its busiest and most popular year ever, making 2017 the biggest year on record for adultery
- Over 120,000 people joined the site, 54% of those being women
- The most popular age range for women was 31 – 40; 41 – 50 for men
- With a further 150,000 people projected to sign up to the site this year, you’re more likely to be cheated on in 2018 than ever before
For many, 2017 will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons, and now new research has only added further fuel to the fire.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, saw its busiest and most popular year since its inception in 2004, making 2017 the biggest year on record for adultery.
Over 120,000 people joined the site, a year-on-year increase of just under 17,000.
Most notably, women took the march last year, making up 54% of all new members.
There was also an increase in the amount of younger women joining the site, with 25% of all women falling into the 21-30 age category.
The majority (31%) were 31 – 40, while 22% were between the ages of 41 – 50.
A similar trend was seen among men, with 26% being between the ages of 21 – 30. The majority were slightly older than women, however, with 35% ranging between 41 – 50 years old.
30% were 31 – 40 years old, and 18% were 51 – 60.
With an increase in the amount of adulterers for two years running, the site expects 2018 to be no different, with a further 150,000 people projected to sign up to the site this year. That means you’re more likely to be cheated on in 2018 than any other year.
And if you’re dating a man between the ages of 41 – 50 or a woman between 31 – 40, then you’re officially in the danger zone and more likely to be cheated on than anyone else.
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains the significance of the findings:
“The two biggest takeaways are that the average age of adulterers seem to getting younger each younger, and the ratio of men and women is edging quickly towards the latter.
“We can deduce that more and more people are rushing into marriage prematurely. Whether that’s because they want to keep up with the Jones’, financial reasons, or something else entirely, is difficult to say.
“With regards to the sharp increase in female adulterers, we can confidently say that the idea of the 21st century woman is the driving force behind this increase.
“Women are more financially secure and less dependent on men than ever before, and they’re more likely to go out and get what they want.
“Evidently, that includes a tumultuous affair.”
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