2 out of 3 adulterers have a happy marriage – but cheat anyway

* 2 out of 3 adulterers have a happy marriage
* British loverats claim  ‘An affair improved my marriage’ 
* A cheating husband or wife would be heartbroken if their spouse was also unfaithful – and would be unlikely to forgive them
*Results from a survey of 800 adulterers from the UK’s leading married dating site IllicitEncounters.com

Unhappy people cheat – wrong! Infidelity strikes in happy marriages. 

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating site for married people, surveyed 800 people currently having an affair to discover what led them to cheat in the first place and the results will shock you. 

Turns out that a marriage does not have to be a trainwreck for cheating to be prevalent as 67% of men and women admit they are actually happy in their marriages. 

77% of the respondents claim an affair has even improved their marriage.

79% of those polled said they would never consider leaving their partner even if they met somebody they really liked.

94% of people currently cheating on their spouse would feel heartbroken if they discovered their husband or wife was also cheating on them, and a whopping 82% said they could not forgive the transgression. 

Jessica Leoni, sex and relationships expert at IllicitEncounters.com, said ‘I’m not entirely shocked that happy people cheat, if you’re unhappy your mind is elsewhere – there’s no way you could compartmentalise an affair. People in unhappy marriages usually lack confidence, they can be stressed and depressed – not really first date material. 

Often our members come from happy homes where the spark may have gone out – they still get on with their husbands or wives and enjoy their marital lives. Adulterers don’t want to leave their partners, they just want some extra spice and adventure in their lives.’

Members of IllicitEncounters.com speak out below: 

Natalie, 40, Sussex

‘My husband and I have built the perfect life together. I adore my husband. He is good-looking, successful, a great father – and totally devoted to our family. Jack’s the polar opposite, he keeps me on my toes. He’s flirty, cheeky and kinky. At home I have love, safety and stability. With Jack I have lust, adventure and spontaneity. I think it’s natural for us to be curious and crave variety. Jack is my lover, nothing more, he is not husband material. I wouldn’t trade my husband for the world.’

Jamie, 55, Manchester

‘Me and my wife get on really well, we have a strong connection and lots in common, the same morals and values – well, besides my affair, which if she found out would destroy her. I have had a number of affairs over the years because our sex life is non existent. We still sleep in the same bed, kiss, cuddle. It’s rare it goes any further than that. I’m fit and healthy and I’m not ready to give up on sex.’


Are you happy in your marriage?

67% Yes
33% No

Has an affair improved your marriage?

77% Yes
23% No

If you met somebody you really liked – would you ever consider leaving your spouse?

21% Yes
79% No

Would you be heartbroken if you discovered your spouse was cheating on you?

94% Yes
6% No

Would you forgive your spouse if you discovered that they were unfaithful?

18% Yes
82% No

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.

Check out what our users are saying to each other in our live Lockdown Forum: www.illicitencounters.com/lockdown/pr

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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.

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Mobile: 07824 353986

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