- Survey of 1000 members of IllicitEncounters.com has revealed:
- Nearly 1 in 3 users polled have gone to the gym to find a partner to cheat with.
- 26% have found an extramarital relationship through work social events.
- Of members who responded, 17% have made connections through social media platforms.
- More cheaters meet in hobby clubs than bars and pubs
Could a newfound interest in fitness be a sign that your significant other is going to cheat on you? A recent survey of 1000 members of IllicitEncounters.com, the U.K’s leading dating website for married people, has revealed the top places where cheaters go to find potential partners to have an affair with.
When asked how they go about meeting people to cheat with, shockingly almost a third of respondents chose the gym as their preferred place to seek an extramarital companion. This makes the gym the most popular place other than IllicitEncounters.com to meet an extramarital companion. The poll also asked how long the affair would typically last, those who prefer to find their fling in the gym also had shorter relationships.
The other place that polled highly is work social events such as leaving drinks, office parties, and other informal gatherings with 26% looking to get lucky with a colleague. Affairs that got their start at the office party also had a greater longevity.
Social media platforms like Facebook made up 17% of the polling result. With all the technology at our fingertips connecting and reconnecting is easier than ever, it is perfect for touching base with an old flame. Pubs, bars, and hobby clubs also made the list, the latter catering for more niche sections of the population. One user indicated under ‘Other’ that she would meet married men through her job as an animal psychic.
Top places to meet a cheat
- The gym (30%)
- Work social events (26%)
- Social Media (17%)
- Hobby Clubs (12%)
- Other (9%)
- Pubs/Bars (6%)
Hannah, 41, from Portsmouth said, “I met the first man I ever had an affair with at the gym. Having a gym membership also makes it really easy to make time for my lover, it’s the perfect excuse to steal an afternoon for an intense ‘workout session’.”
Christian Grant, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com explained:
“Gyms today have become very versatile social spaces, the high end gyms are all kitted with cafes where you can grab a fresh brewed coffee, a glass or two of wine, and even a healthy bite to eat. It’s also increasingly common for gyms to have more than just weights and treadmills at their disposal. Now you can unwind in a steam room, sit in a sauna, or enjoy a relaxing soak in a hot tub.”
“With the continued momentum of the health conscious movement, more people than ever are joining up to gyms. If you want to forgo the discretion guaranteed by using IllicitEncounters.com, a gym membership is the way to go, unless your pet needs a psychic in which case I may know someone”
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 14 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.
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