- 65% of entrepreneurs have affairs, making them officially the biggest cheats in the UK
- Tech business owners are the most prone to cheating
- 70% of business owners revealed that their line of work influenced their decision to have an affair
- 23% of adulterers are business owners, tripling since 2004
Looking for real, lasting love? You better stay away from entrepreneurs, officially the biggest cheats in the UK.
A shocking 65% of business owners have affairs, making their line of work the most prone to cheating in the country. Of these, 82% are men and 18% women.
Results are from a recent survey of 2,500 members of IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people.
When asked if owning a business influenced their choice of having an affair, a staggering 70% voted yes, saying that their job made them more confident to “get back out there”.
Other reasons included a “go-getter mindset” and “seeking a relaxing environment outside of work.”
Bad news keeps coming for the entrepreneurial world, as the study also revealed that almost one quarter (23%) of people who cheat on their partner are business owners.
And what used to be considered a field for nerds and introverts is now a hotbed for infidelity, as entrepreneurs in the technology industry are the biggest adulterers.
The top industries in which business owners cheat:
- Tech (30%)
- Retail (21%)
- Media (19%)
- Sales (16%)
- Other (14%)
Charles, 42, tech start-up founder from London, says: “I started cheating on my wife 4 years after founding my own company.
“I was networking a lot and I could schedule my working hours: it was the ideal situation.
“I also have a different perspective on relationships now. Owning a business has made a more confident man, and more of a go-getter”
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Jessica Leoni explains: “We wanted to know if in 2019 any career was more prone to cheating than others, and we definitely got more than we bargained for.
The number of business owners cheating has tripled in the last 15 year as they now make up 23% of the total number of cheats (up from 8% in 2004).
Jessica Leoni comments: “It seems entrepreneurs are getting more confident, maybe even a bit cocky.
“Spouses, beware: we are expecting an even bigger increase of adultery from business owners in the years to come. Want a loyal partner? Definitely look elsewhere.”
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 15 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 Jessica Leoni through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.