- No deal brexit could see cheating spike by as much as 35%
- Marriages suffering under intense financial pressures drive infidelity figures.
- Economic squeeze means it is cheaper to cheat than get divorced.
- Leave voters found to be more likely to cheat on their spouse.
- Research conducted by married-dating website IllicitEncounters.com, shows increases in cheating during difficult economic times.
After the government’s shocking defeat on their Brexit deal, the UK could be barreling toward crashing out of the EU with no deal, new research by IllicitEncounters.com shows that this will have a significant effect on adultery in the UK.
In the event of no deal, at least one sector is set to flourish, infidelity. According to statistics compiled over the the 15 years that the dating site IllicitEncounters.com has been operating, hard economic times typically sees an increase in infidelity. With a no-deal Brexit this could be as much as 35%.
Cost of living isn’t the only thing set to spike in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Cheaters will be seeking solace in the arms of an extramarital partner, as financial pressures take their toll on marriages around the country research shows.
While not quite as costly as the EU divorce bill, ending a marriage is not cheap and people who find themselves wishing they were in the single market end up re-moaning in their marriages, opting to negotiate trade deals outside of their union.
When polled on how they voted in the 2016 referendum, for the second time the Leave voters had a majority, this time it was 70% of the 1000 members of IllicitEncounters.com surveyed that admitted to voting to leave the EU.
How did you vote in the 2016 EU referendum
- Leave (70%)
- Remain (24%)
- Didn’t vote (6%)
Harry, 57 from Great Yarmouth, a member of the site and leave voter told us:
“I voted leave for the promise of a brighter future, what we got instead is 2 years of stagnant pay and price hikes. The financial pressure has my wife and I falling out daily. My lover lets me blow off steam and keep my sanity.”
Spokesperson for the site Christian Grant explains:
“The only certainty around this shambolic Brexit affair, is that the number of people having affairs is going to go up. Significantly.”
“One of the leading causes of tension in a marriage is financial pressure, when the tension gets too much a lot of people find themselves stepping out of the boundaries of their marriage and into the arms of a more sympathetic lover.”
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.