More Women Are Cheating Than Ever Before, and The Career Woman Is More Likely to Cheat Than Anyone Else

 

  • Women between 35 – 47 who earn £50,000 a year, and have got a university degree under their belt are more likely to cheat than anyone else
  • IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, studied over 2,000 female profiles on their site to find what the average mistress looks like
  • 60% of those 2,000 women said that female empowerment was a large part of their decision to have an affair
  • 75% said that they weren’t economically reliant on their husband, so the threat of divorce is no longer a barrier to cheating
  • More women are cheating than ever before, too: the site saw over 35% more women register in 2016 compared to 2010, and as much as 70% more than in 2006

Is there a pattern – some rhyme or reason – behind cheating? For women, maybe. New research suggests that if you’re a woman between 35 – 47, earn around £50,000 a year, and have got a university degree under your belt, you’re more likely to cheat than anyone else.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, studied the profiles of over 2,000 women on their site to find any pattern behind what the modern day mistress might look like.

Middle-aged, well educated and solvent women typify the modern day career woman, and it’s the rise of this career woman that is seeing more women cheat than ever before.

This is compared to ten years ago, where not only was there was no pattern or theme to connect cheating mistresses, but the number of women cheating in general was far, far less.

The site saw over 35% more women register in 2016 compared to 2010, and as much as 70% more than in 2006.

But why? A large part of it is down to female empowerment, with 60% of the 2,000 women surveyed stating that they realised that they no longer needed to be second-best in their relationship; if their marriage hit the rocks, they felt motivated to do something about it.

More importantly, women are, on average, earning more money than ever before, meaning that the threat of divorce isn’t what it once was; they know that, should the worst case scenario come to fruition, they won’t be left economically ravaged – they’re not as reliant on the breadwinner, because there’s a good chance that they are the breadwinner – 75% said that this was the case.

“Women have evolved far beyond the lonely, stereotypical housewife of 50 years ago,” said the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant.

“While gender pay gap issues still exist, women are earning more money and are more empowered than ever before, meaning that they can comfortably bulldoze past what is the biggest barrier to cheating for so many people.

“They’ve come to realise that, if their marriage hits the rocks, why should they have to put up with it? They shouldn’t, and they don’t.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

50 Shades Inspires Thousands of Women to Cheat in Order to Save Their Rubbish Sex Lives

 

  • The release of 50 Shades Darker is inspiring thousands of women to cheat, reports IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
  • The site has seen a 33% week-on-week increase in the amount of women signing up to the site (and 9% for men, too)
  • 85% of 150 women said that the film highlighted just how miserable their sex lives are, so they’re seeking an affair as a result
  • Many new members have adopted appropriately themed usernames, such as ’50 Shades of Grey Hair’ and ‘Balls of Steele’

While 50 Shades Darker is set to delight (or despair) audiences around the world, the film’s full impact has extended far beyond the cinema screen.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, has seen married women across the country flock to the site in search of an affair.

Specifically, there’s been as much as a 33% increase week-on-week in the amount of women signing up to the site from Monday 6th to Monday 13th February. The site also experienced its single busiest day of the month so far on Saturday 11th, a day after the film’s release in the UK.

Not to be forgotten, Christian Grey wannabes also went in search of a steamy affair, albeit far fewer, with a 9% week-on-week increase.

And it didn’t stop there, with many new users adopting 50 Shades inspired usernames, from the obvious Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, to the slightly more amusing ’50 Shades of Grey Hair’ and the even more salacious ‘Balls of Steele’, though we’re not sure quite how that one works.

But why? In a word, sex.

The site surveyed 150 women who signed up in the past week, with the significant majority (85%) claiming that the film only served to highlight how miserable their sex lives are, with many feeling that their husband is simply not adventurous enough in the bedroom anymore.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:

“Whether you’re 19 or 90, sex is a huge part of any healthy relationship. Unfortunately, it can often dwindle with age, and many people accept it as part of the norm.

“Keeping things interesting and fresh can be difficult, but evidently, many women are realising that it doesn’t have to be.

“If their husband is no longer interested in being intimate, there is an alternative for them, they have an affair with someone who is.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

‘Red Tuesday’ Is the Most Popular Day of the Year to Get Dumped – Just One Week Before Valentine’s Day!

 

  • Tuesday 7th February, Red Tuesday, is the most popular day of the year to get dumped
  • 30% of a survey of 1,500 members of IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, have broken up with their partner just one week before Valentine’s Day
  • 80% said that they no longer loved their partner, with 57% fearing the dreaded proposal
  • And in terms of the method of the break-up, the majority (55%) broke up face-to-face…
  • ….but 5% proved that you only need 140 characters to break someone’s heart, killing it off on social media

While many couples are planning to walk off lovingly into the sunset this Valentine’s Day, some are contemplating how they’re going to deliver the killer blow to their significant other.

That’s because Tuesday 7th February is Red Tuesday, the most popular day of the year to get dumped… and it falls just one week before Valentine’s Day.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 1,500 of their members, with as many as 30% stating that they’ve broken up with their partner a week before Valentine’s Day.

The reasons for the unfortunate timing? Well, the significant majority (80%) simply stated that they no longer loved their significant other, and felt too guilty to spend a day full of love and romance with them, knowing that they couldn’t reciprocate those feelings.

And of that 80%, over half (57%) said that they feared receiving – or felt pressured into making – a proposal that they weren’t ready for.

“It’s done out of a combination of fear, pity and guilt,” explains the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant.

“Many find themselves in a relationship that they know has been heading off a cliff for some time, but they’re too scared to step out their comfort zone.

“However, the guilt can’t help but consume them as the pressures of Valentine’s Day become too much.

“The shame and general all-round awkwardness of having to profess your love to someone that you, well, don’t really love, is a dreaded realisation that many only open their eyes to at the very last moment.

“Add to that the fear of having to make – or receive – a proposal, and many will gladly choose the lesser of the two evils and hammer the final nail in the coffin before the situation gets any worse.”

And for those that do let their partner down this Red Tuesday, 55% elect to do so face-to-face.

However, that leaves 28% who could only muster the courage to end things over the phone, with 12% breaking up via text and instant messaging (presumably with a lot of sad emojis), with the remaining 5% proving that you only need 140 characters to break someone’s heart; they killed it off on social media.

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

British Women Describe Their Ideal Man, And Where You Live Can Affect Your Choice Of Partner

 

  • Over 5,000 women have voted on what they consider to be their ideal man
  • 71% of women found personality to be more important to them than looks
  • Women from London wanted the perfect combination of brains and beauty, while those in the North East found sense of humour to be the most important quality a man could have
  • The results come from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people

While beauty has always been in the eye of the beholder, it seems that women can broadly agree on what they find attractive in a man, if they’re from the same region anyway.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 5,000 women from across the UK to find their ideal woman.

The full results are as follows:

London: Londoners want it all: smart, successful and fashionable. A combination of good looks and an adventurous, outgoing personality is a must for any man looking to win the heart of a Londoner.

Think: Harry Styles

The Midlands: “Humourous” and “fun” were the two most popular adjectives to describe a Midlander’s ideal fella. In fact, his personality is far more important than any physical trait could ever be. But, on the looks front, a clean cut guy with a big smile are the biggest priorities.

Think: Vernon Kay

Manchester: A little further north, Mancunians want a passionate lover who can keep up with them in between the sheets. A real gym goer, he’ll take pride in his appearance, with a toned and muscular physique. For a Mancunian, their personality doesn’t matter if they look *that* good.

Think: Channing Tatum

Liverpool: Sweet and generous, Liverpudlians are looking for the kind of man that you’d be proud to bring home to your parents – sweet, humourous and successful. His physical traits are largely irrelevant; if he’s relatively solvent, with the qualities necessary for fatherhood, he’s a keeper.

Think: Jimmy Fallon

North East: Sense of humour is king. Wit, sarcasm and confidence are prerequisites for anyone looking to charm their way to a date with someone from the North East. Couple that with a stocky build and a cute smile, and you’re onto a winner.

Think: Chris Pratt

Ireland: Scruffy, cheeky, and a bit of a livewire. However, that’s nothing that an Irish girl can’t keep up with. It’s not all fun and games however, as he’ll need the brains to prove he’s more than just the class clown, with Irish women having one eye on marriage.

Think: Russell Brand

Scotland: A real man’s man, a Scottish bloke must be decisive and able to take the lead. He’ll be smart, outgoing, and well-groomed. He won’t be averse to a drink or two, either.

Think: Gerard Butler

Wales: More so than anything else, a Welsh lass is looking for loyalty; someone who will gladly sacrifice a night out with his mates to spend time at home with his partner (and, possibly, the kids too). When he does go out, however, he’ll light up the room, and be as confident as he is charming.

Think: Barack Obama

Christian Grant, spokesperson for the site, said:

“While the ideal man differs from person to person, it’s clear to see that there’s some agreement among women who derive from the same region.

“More importantly, it proves that there’s someone for everyone. Even if you don’t tick all the boxes, there’s a good chance that you’re someone’s type – you just need to figure out which one.

“Interestingly, the study also found that if women were forced to pick between brains and beauty, 71%  found personality much more important than looks, with brains trumping beauty.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Apple Tree Yard Inspiring Thousands to Have a Steamy Affair

  • The debut of Apple Tree Yard has inspired thousands to have an affair, new research has revealed
  • llicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, has seen a 42% week-on-week increase in the amount of people signing up to the site after the show’s debut
  • The effects of the TV show were immediate, as the site’s busiest point on the weekend of 21st/22nd was directly after the first episode concluded at 10:00pm on Sunday 22nd
  • Many signed up with usernames inspired by the show and its actors/characters, such as ‘A Costley Affair’ and ‘Adam’s Apple’
  • 82% of users who visited the site on the day of the show’s debut were new users, compared to just 55% on the previous Sunday

There are certain pieces of entertainment that transcend television and inspire us in real life. One such show, Apple Tree Yard, has done just that, with many flocking to have an affair as a result.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, has seen a 42% week-on-week increase in the amount of people signing up to the site – an increase that it attributes to the debut of Apple Tree Yard.

In fact, the effects of the TV show were immediate, as 10:00pm on Sunday 22nd, right after the first episode finished airing, was the site’s busiest point on the weekend, with 13% more visitors than at any other point during that weekend.

New members were clearly motivated by the show, with many adopting usernames inspired by its characters and actors; the most notable were ‘A Costley Affair’, ‘Adam’s Apple’ and ‘Sussanahversary’, to the slightly more audacious ‘Mark’s Boner’.

And of everyone who visited the site on Sunday 22nd, 82% were new users, compared to 55% to the previous Sunday. There was a similar pattern this Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th, with 70% of all visitors being new users, compared to 38% in the same two days last week.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, expands on the significant impact the BBC drama has had:

“We’ve always been inspired and empowered by television and film. Documentaries like Planet Earth move us to protect the environment, while fiction inspires us to emulate the James Bond’s of the world.

“Apple Tree Yard is no different, mobilising thousands of men and women across the country to do something about the loveless and sexless marriage that they’ve found themselves trapped in; seeing a raunchy affair take place on-screen has clearly reminded them of the spark that, for one reason or another, is sorely missing from their mundane relationship, and now they’re doing whatever they can to recapture it.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Sleeping with a sex doll DOES count as cheating, new research reveals

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  • 59% of married people think that sleeping with a sex doll IS cheating
  • They think this because they feel that their partner is denying them their love in favour of an inanimate object
  • The 41% who think sleeping with a love doll isn’t adulterous said that they didn’t see any tangible difference between the doll or the use of sex toys and watching adult films
  • 80% said that the doll alone wouldn’t stop them from wanting to have an affair
  • The results come from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, who surveyed over 800 over their members

With the technological advancement of love dolls in recent years, and with their popularity growing and growing, it begs the question, can sleeping with one be considered a form of cheating in the modern day?

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, sought to find the answer, surveying over 800 of their members, with over half (59%) saying, well, yes: having sex with a love doll IS cheating.

But why? While there is obviously no emotional relationship with the love doll, those who think it an adulterous act stated that making love was more than just a physical endeavour; it’s an expression of love, meaning that their partner sleeping with anyone (or anything) would be seen as denying that love to them to instead spend time satisfying themselves with an inanimate object, and nobody wants to feel second best to a piece of plastic.

The 41% who felt that sleeping with a love doll was fair game said that they didn’t see any tangible difference between the doll or the use of sex toys and adult films.

Members were also surveyed on whether sleeping with the doll would make them less likely to want to cheat on their partner. The answer was a resounding no, with as many as 80% claiming that a doll alone wouldn’t be enough to dissuade them from having an affair; 5% said yes while 15% were “unsure”.

“What’s apparent is that the majority are worried of feeling inferior to an inanimate object,” said the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant.

“With that said, sex toys aren’t exactly new, so one could argue that there’s little difference between their partner using one of those or cuddling with an incredibly expensive bit of plastic.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

A woman’s intuition: over three quarters of women can tell when their husband is cheating on them

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• 79% of women and 49% of men correctly suspected their partner of cheating
• Women were better at catching their partner, and they were twice as likely to call out them for cheating, too
• 5% of women admitted to hiring a private investigator to track their husband, but just 2% of men did the same
• 85% of women and 82% of men denied their affair when they were confronted by their partner
• The research comes from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, who spoke to the husbands and wives that caught their partner cheating

If you’ve got a niggling doubt that your partner might be unfaithful, you’re probably right. That’s according to IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity.

They spoke to the husbands and wives who caught their significant other cheating, finding that a rather alarmingly high number of women (79%) had previously suspected their partner of cheating before they eventually caught them.

The number of men who suspected their wife of cheating, however, was significantly less (49%), leaving the majority totally oblivious to their wife’s indiscretions.

Women were also twice as likely to call out their husband when they suspected them of cheating, doing so an average of four times compared to just twice for men.

And to prove that hell really hath no fury like a woman scorned, women were also more than twice as likely to hire a detective or private investigator to track their husband when they suspected him of cheating, with 5% of women admitting to doing so; a mere 2% of men did the same.

Where men and women had some sort of parity was in deniability, with 85% of women and 82% of men denying their affair whenever they were confronted by their significant other.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Christian Grant, adds:

“Maybe it’s a woman’s intuition, or maybe blokes are doing a terrible job of covering their tracks, but it’s safe to say that if you have a suspicion that your partner is cheating, however slight, it’s worth trusting your gut on this one… if you’re a woman, anyway.

“Men on the other hand aren’t getting any help from their gut whatsoever. They’re either completely oblivious that their wife is cheating on them, or they’re more fearful of incorrectly accusing their wife when she may be totally innocent.

Kimberley – 32 – Hampshire

“I remember first being concerned when my husband became less and less interested in sex for no apparent reason. It didn’t happen instantly, like he was eager to have sex one day but couldn’t care less the next, but it was definitely noticeable.

“But I gave him the benefit of the doubt – he’s my husband, and I know I’d feel uncomfortable if someone had accused me of cheating, so I tried to forget about it.

“Then gradually, I started to get other hints that made it really difficult not to be cynical. He started spending more and more time at work (for no apparent reason, he hadn’t received a promotion or anything like that) as well as with ‘friends’.

“It got to the point where I’d started to feel so neglected in favour of, as it turns out, this other woman he was seeing, that I decided to question him about it. To my dismay, he denied everything, and when I questioned him a second time, he denied it again, but more aggressively this time. He’d wilted by the third time I’d called him out and that was that.”
Cheryl – 42 – Coventry

“My husband and I were always perfectly happy… at least so I thought! We both work decent jobs, we spent time together, our kids are perfectly happy and so on.

“I wouldn’t have had much reason to suspect he was cheating on me – like I said, I thought all was well – and in fact the way I found out was all rather cliché.

“We live in a small town near Coventry, so it’s not uncommon to bump into someone you know, and that’s what happened. A family friend noticed my husband out with another woman.

“Obviously I was shocked when she told me, but my first thoughts were that it could have been a colleague, client, a friend I simply don’t know about etc.

“With that said, I couldn’t help but be a little suspicious, so I went through his internet history (it seemed like an obvious place to start) and it confirmed my suspicions.

“It took me some time to stomach and process everything, but I called him out on it a few days later, providing his search history as proof that I knew. We had a pretty open and honest chat about everything – I took it surprisingly well – and we’ve started seeking marriage counselling as a result.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Welcome to Blue Wednesday, the Single BIGGEST Day of the Year for Affairs

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  • The first Wednesday back after the festive break is the biggest day of the year for affairs
  • Dubbed Blue Wednesday, 4th January sees more couples looking for an affair than any other day of the year, as spending time with their partner over Christmas highlighted the cracks in their relationship
  • This is also the busiest week of the year for affairs, with IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, forecasting a 35% year-on-year rise in registrations
  • 70% of over 400 people surveyed said that being cooped up with their significant other over the festive period left them feeling suffocated and desperate for change.
  • Many unhappy wives and husbands have committed to making splitting up from their partner their top New Year’s resolution

2017 may have only just begun, but divorce lawyers across the country are braced for their busiest day of the year, as Wednesday 4th January is officially the biggest day of the year for affairs.

Dubbed Blue Wednesday, the 4th January sees more couples race to extramarital dating websites in search of an affair than any other day of the year, after an overdose of Christmas, the New Year, and most importantly, each other, hammered home the final nail in their marriage’s coffin.

This comes in what is set to be the busiest week of the year for affairs, with a forecasted 35% year-on-year rise in registrations for the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, IllicitEncounters.com.

In a survey of over 400 people who signed up to the site this year so far, 70% claimed that being cooped up with their significant other over the Christmas period left them feeling suffocated, irritable and desperate for change.

That, mixed in with the dreaded trifecta of heading back to work, dark days, and the miserable weather, has left husbands and wives across the country less likely to put up with the flaws in their relationship, instead relishing the opportunity to truly ring in the new year in style; with a saucy and salacious affair.

And there’s no better time to do it either, as many unhappy wives and husbands make their top New Year’s resolution to split and move on from their troubled relationship.

Christian Grant, the site’s spokesperson, explains why Wednesday 4th, and indeed January, is proving to be incredibly popular for affair-seekers.

“For all that Christmas does to bring families together, it inadvertently tears them apart. The festive period is the only time of the year that couples are forced to be together. And it’s that word – forced – that’s key, as the time spent together over the festive period only heightens difficulties in their relationship that had been previously subdued simply by virtue of the fact that couples spend enough time apart during the week – due to work amongst other things – to just about keep it all glued together.

This is supported by the fact that over a third (33%) of respondents said that the festive period made them realise that they had married the wrong person, while 65% said that their partner had changed significantly from the person they were when they first married them.

Grant adds:

“Christmas isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. We’re all severely poorer, a little bit fatter, and more likely to be at our wits’ end with our partner than any other time of the year.

“We also get caught up in the ‘new year, new me’ mentality – we’re arguably more motivated to make a change to our lives at the start of the year than any other point during it, so what you see is a large amount of people joining purely on impulse without much thought; it’s a ‘now or never’ mentality.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Meet the People Who Cheated on their Partner… On Christmas Day

Love has no boundaries, but whether you’d call the following adulterers hopelessly romantic or greedy and lustful depends on your point of view.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, spoke to three of their members who managed to cheat on their partners, even on Christmas Day.

The three members (whose stories appear below) have been cheating on their respective partners prior to Christmas Day, but they each planned and executed an affair in arguably the most shocking of circumstances.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, expands:

“For there to be a clear breakdown in one’s relationship is bad enough. No one likes to be deceived, and we all want to patch things up when our relationship starts taking on some water.

“However, you’d think that there would be some exceptions… that the adulterers in question would have some moral lines that they simply could not cross; it’s the one day of the year you’d think would be a clear no go.

“Christmas is usually the loneliest time of the year for an adulterer, with their secret tryst spending an extended period of time with their significant other, but for these three people, Christmas Day was instead the perfect opportunity for a salacious get together that simply couldn’t be missed.

“It’s a damning indictment on the state of relationships today.”
Case Studies

Michael – 44 – London

“I’ve been seeing someone that I met on the site for the best part of 4 months. She was the one who initially suggested meeting up around Christmas. Fortunately, she lives nearby (though this has normally caused us more problems than it has provided solutions).

“I dismissed the idea of meeting her on Christmas for the obvious reasons, primarily because of the logistical difficulties. However, she suggested we meet early in the morning.

“This works for me, as I’m normally up early to go for a run, so my absence in the early hours (should my wife have woken up) could have been excused.

“Anyway, we met at a nearby day-use hotel that she’d booked in advance, did the deed, and on we went. Anyone who would have seen us leave the hotel that morning would have thought we were a loving couple who were celebrating Christmas in their own inimitable way, not two adulterers who’d just copulated.”

Elle – 31 – Nottingham

“My colleague and I (we work for the police) have been having an affair since May. We’ve had sex at work a few times in the past, but we normally like to be as far away from people we know as possible.

“However, he suggested that we both work the Christmas Day shift – things are generally little bit quieter – as it would be the last opportunity we would have to ‘see’ each other for a little while.

“To cut a long story short, we slept with each other a few times throughout the day where we could.

“There was something thrilling about it, but I have to be honest and say that it felt more wrong than cheating on my husband on Christmas.

“I’ve never kidded myself and thought that I wasn’t doing something bad by going behind my husband’s back like this – I suppose I’m just greedy – but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t feel some regret after this; that’s one of the main reasons I’ve writtern [to you], to get it off my chest.”

Katie – 28 – Hertfordshire

“Every year I spend Christmas morning and lunch with my immediate family, before driving to my boyfriend’s house in Ashford to spend the evening with him. Obviously, that drive in-between is my window of opportunity. The man I met on IE is widowed, so his Christmas plans were relatively empty, so, I stopped off at his place on the way to Kent.

“Both men offer something (physically and emotionally) that other doesn’t, so I get the best of both worlds in that respect, though it’s normally tough to juggle both. In any case, the opportunity arose, and I couldn’t think of a good reason not to take it.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

2016 Was the UK’s Biggest Ever Year for Affairs…And Women Were Worse Than Men​

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  • 2016 was the biggest year for affairs in the UK, new research has revealed
  • A record-breaking amount of married people (over 100,000) joined married-dating website IllicitEncounters.com in search of an affair
  • Interestingly, the majority of those (55%) were women, dispelling the myth that men sleep around to get notches on their bedpost and praise from their friends
  • The biggest cheating days of the year were May 21st, July 10th, July 22nd and November 18th
  • With less and less people getting married (and therefore having less to lose), 2017 is expected to be an even bigger year for affairs in the UK

2016 saw more affairs on record than any ever before, new research has revealed. Over 100,000 married people joined IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, during from January 1st to December 19th 2016, with more people engaging in illicit affairs than in any other year since 2003; this was up by almost 10,000 people on the previous year.

Interestingly, more woman than men went in search of an affair in 2016, making up 55% of all registrations in 2016 so far.

Keeping with women, over 30% of all female sign ups came from women between the ages of 31 – 40, while 22% were aged 21 – 30.

A further 19% were 41 – 50 years old, 15% were between the ages of 51 – 60, with the remaining 14% being over the age of 60.

Men between the ages of 31 – 40 also proved to be popular, making up 35% of all sign ups in 2016. 20% were between the ages of 41 – 50, 17% between the ages of 51 – 60, with 13% being between the ages of 21 – 30; the remaining 15% were aged 60 and over.

The most popular days for affairs in 2016 were May 21st, July 10th, July 22nd and November 18th.

May 21st and July 10th represented the two single biggest days of the year for female sign ups, with husbands around the country seemingly abandoning their wives to watch the FA Cup and Euro 2016 finals respectively.

July 22nd was the biggest day of affairs for the summer, with adulterers having one last summer fling before jetting off on holiday with their family.

Similarly, November 18th represented the final and biggest day for adulterers to cheat before the year’s end, with the Christmas festivities and familial responsibilities taking priority in the weeks afterward.

The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, expands:

“With more women looking to cheat than men, especially those between the ages of 21 – 30, it goes some way to dispelling the myth that blokes, especially young ones, sleep around to get notches on their bedpost and high fives from their mates – it seems that women are far worse.

“The stats also show that anyone of any age is susceptible to an affair. While recent research from the Office for National Statistics has shown a decrease in the amount of people getting divorced, the amount of people getting married has also significantly decreased.

“Part of that is down to the alarming lack of commitment shown by some couples – why would you want to get married if you’re wary of your partner cheating? Unfortunately, that starts a vicious cycle; it’s easier to cheat if you’re not married, because you’ve got so much less to lose.

“There’s no worry about who gets what from the fallout of a divorce, whether that’s the house, money or custody of the children, because the prospect of divorce doesn’t exist. That’s why we can say with a great degree of certainty that we expect to see even more people having affairs in 2017.”

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 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
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer