- Dubbed Blue Monday, Monday 7th January sees more couples looking for an affair than any other day of the year.
- Pro-longed festive period highlights the cracks in relationships.
- Freezing cold weather likely to take the numbers even higher.
- Registrations on married-dating website IllicitEncounters.com forecast to be up 28% on the busiest week for cheating.
2018 may have only just begun but affairs are tipped to be at their peak just seven days in to the year.
Dubbed Blue Monday. The 7th January sees more couples race to extramarital dating site IllicitEncounters.com in search of an affair than any other day of the year. After an overdose of Christmas, the New Year, and most importantly, each other, many couples are making splitting up their number one New Year resolution.
This comes in what is set to be the busiest week of the year for affairs with a forecasted 28% increase year on year in registrations for the UK’s leading dating website for married people IllicitEncounters.com.
In a survey of 500 new signups, 75% claimed that being cooped up with their partner over the Christmas period left them feeling suffocated and in need of some time apart. That, together with miserable cold weather, darker days and the despair of heading back to work has left couples across the country gasping for something new and exciting that the thrill of an affair can bring.
And IllicitEncounters.com sees January every year as the time when couples make their top New Year’s resolution to split and move on from their troubled relationship. Not surprisingly it also happens to be the peak period for divorce lawyers.
Christian Grant, the site’s spokesperson explains:
“The New Year is a time when people are making life-changing decisions so an increase in sign-ups at the beginning of the year is no surprise to us. The amount of new registrations since Boxing Day suggests that this year will be no exception.”
“A period of family lockdown means couples spend an intense time with each other over Christmas which can be quite claustrophobic. This can lead to a ‘cabin fever’ situation where couples get so infuriated with each other that underlying problems are brought to the surface.”
“Studies have shown that more couples argue in January than during any other month, with many trying to deal with the stresses of returning to work, over-spending, eating and drinking over the holiday period and money being stretched tighter and tighter by New Year price rises. This leads to an inevitable build-up of irritability and tempers are frayed. Add to this the financial implications of getting a divorce and the prospect of having an affair not only starts to look appealing, it becomes a financially viable option.
The 7th January is one of the first days back to work and couples take this opportunity to explore all the things they couldn’t under the watchful eye of their partner.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1.2 million 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.