* ‘I’m going to the gym’ – is the number one excuse loverats are using right now to cheat on their spouse!
* Second top excuse for men lately is going to the ‘pub with a friend’ and for women it’s going for a ‘walk’
* 73% of adulterers believe their affair has helped them lose weight
* 89% of adulterers found it hard to come up with excuses to cheat during national lockdowns
* Study conducted by IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people
Could your partner be pumping more than just iron? Adulterers pretend they are going to the gym so that they can enjoy secret affairs!
According to new research released today by IllicitEncounters, the UK’s leading married dating site, the number one alibi for cheating right now is going to the gym.
800 members of the site, split equally by male and female respondents, were surveyed on their recent affair exploits. The survey found the top go-to excuses adulterers have been using to cheat in the last month now lockdown restrictions are easing.
In the last month 52% of men and 38% of women have used the gym as an excuse to cheat on their spouse.
Most gym fanatics got their fitness fix doing home workouts during lockdowns however cheats felt the burn with gyms closed as it ruined their affair alibis. Now that gyms are open it’s no surprise that loverats choose ‘I’m going to the gym’ as the number one excuse to cheat.
And for those who suspect that spouses are suspicious when their partners aren’t getting any slimmer from exercising, 73% of affair seekers believe cheating has actually helped them lose weight! Making it the perfect cover up.
Second top excuse for men is ‘pub with a friend’ (15%) followed by a ‘walk’ in third place (13%) and ‘working late’ (12%) in fourth. Fifth most popular excuse is ‘golf’ (4%).
Second top excuse for women is going for a ‘walk’ (27%), followed by ‘coffee with a friend’ in third place (20%) and going to an ‘outdoor exercise class’ in fourth (5%). Fifth most popular excuse for women is ‘sunbathing’ (3%) – although it is expected this excuse will garner more momentum as the weather gets hotter.
89% of those polled agreed that national lockdown restrictions made it difficult for them to come up with excuses to cheat.
Georgia, 42, London, said ‘I’m in a less than satisfying marriage and I have had affairs in the past. I lost my confidence during the pandemic and put on quite a bit of weight.
As soon as my local gym opened I joined. It’s a great excuse to have an affair. My husband never questions me. He thinks it’s great I want to lose weight. What’s brilliant is I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last 4 weeks and I’d go as far as saying that it’s all down to the affair, maybe I’ll cancel my gym membership.’
Jessica Leoni, sex and relationship expert at IllicitEncounters.com, said “Sexercise over exercise? It’s just a different type of workout! Adulterers can don their activewear, slip outside the house, and their spouse is none the wiser.
It’s interesting to note men chose going to the pub as an excuse, whereas women opted for going for a coffee – some gender biases here over stereotypical male vs female behaviours. It seems it’s more believable that a man may want to venture to the pub for a pint, and women think it’s a more plausible excuse to use a coffee meet up as an alibi.
Lots of men and women use going for a ‘walk’ as an excuse – perhaps as this has been the easiest excuse to continue using since all the lockdown restrictions.
Golf featured as a male only alibi, although I do wonder how many men forget to pick up the golf clubs when they leave the house.
Sunbathing also only seems to feature as an excuse for women. If your husband tells you he wants to go sunbathing, it’s safe to say he’s probably telling the truth.”
Top Excuses Men
Pub with a friend 15%
Working late 12%
Top Excuses Women
Coffee with a friend 20%
Outdoor exercise class 5%
Has an affair helped you lose weight?
Was it hard finding excuses to cheat during national lockdown restrictions?
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.
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