· 26% of spouses are OK with their partner cheating!
· Women more likely to give an affair the green light
· Research conducted by the UK’s top extra-marital dating site IllicitEncounters.com
It seems that views regarding monogamy are rapidly changing as more married couples opt to open their relationships and become more open and honest with each other.
IllicitEncounters.com polled 2700 of its members asking them “Has your spouse given you permission to cheat?”
A staggering 26% of those surveyed confirmed that their spouse is OK with them cheating.
The study reveals that 12% of adulterers have actually received permission from their partner to date outside of their marriage.
8% of adulterers have a mutual agreement with their spouse that allows them to enjoy an affair, and 6% admit their partner turns a blind eye.
61% of members that were allowed to stray were men, indicating that women are more likely to allow their husbands to cheat.
Diana, a current member using the site, said “My husband and I have been together for 17 years. We’ve worked hard at a good life, raised 2 fantastic kids who’ve long flown the nest; life has been kind to us. My husband is my best friend, but we have lost interest in each other sexually, although we do still sleep in the same bed every night that we’re together.
Five years ago, after a friends dinner party we had a heart-to-heart and admitted we were lacking passion and desire, and we took the risk and decided to open up our relationship. It has really worked well for us. We don’t share any of the intimate details, we’re discreet in order to respect each other’s feelings, and when we are together we simply carry on with our marital life.
I would recommend an affair to any couple in a similar situation, it’s actually brought us closer together. If you can’t be honest, even about the deepest and darkest of needs and desires, then you’re always, always going to feel trapped.”
lllicitEncounters.com sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni said “Relationships shouldn’t have stipulations, can’t do this, can’t do that. No wonder more and more couples are engaging in some extra-marital fun! It’s no secret that affairs have been going on since the beginning of time, I think it’s great to see they are becoming a little more socially acceptable.
What we know about love and marriage is outdated, and old fashioned. I am pleased to see that men and women in the UK are challenging what we’ve ever been taught about commitment and true love.”
Has your spouse given you permission to cheat?
Absolutely not! They’d leave me if they knew 74%
I have permission to cheat 12%
We have a mutual agreement 8%
My spouse turns a blind eye 6%
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 Jessica Leoni through the details below – but we’re not willing to speak publicly about SaraHartley.net at this moment in time.
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