Uh-oh…Over HALF of Workers Admit to Hooking Up at the Christmas Party!

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2015 is ending with a bang – in some cases, literally so. IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, can reveal that over half of workers have hooked up in some form or another with a co-worker at the work Christmas party.

Of the 2000 workers that responded to the survey, 55% admitted to having engaged in some sort of illicit activity with a co-worker. Of that 55%, 30% said that they’d drunkenly kissed a co-worker, 15% went home with a co-worker, while the remaining 10% admitted to going the distance and sleeping with a co-worker.

IllicitEncounters’ spokesperson, Christian Grant, explained: “Woops. A Christmas Party is the perfect breeding ground for office shenanigans. You work with these people day in, day out, so, naturally, a bond is established – you like them, even on a basic level. Add in a mix of alcohol and good music, and you’ve got a relaxed atmosphere, ripe for inebriated workers to subvert their inhibitions, let loose, and attempt to take their relationship with their co-worker to something more than it should be.”

Although not every worker found themselves pairing up with a colleague, they found other ways to ensure that they woke up the following morning with feelings of regret. 10% admitted to stripping off in some capacity, with a further 13% confessing a secret that they wish they hadn’t. One thing’s for certain, plenty were left a little worse for wear, with 20% admitting to pulling a sickie the following morning to nurse a hangover.

To make matters worse, the survey found that nearly 30% of workers used the opportunity to confront their boss and give them a piece of their mind, or even try to charm their way to a promotion or pay rise.

“There are going to be quite a few awkward conversations in a number of offices over the next month,” says Grant. “Under certain circumstances, all semblance of reality and order is lost, and workers often think that a jovial atmosphere allows them to take a few digs at their boss, and say things that they normally wouldn’t even dream of saying. The result? They take it too far, forgetting that there are consequences to their actions.”

“If there’s something that needs to be said to your boss, save it for a professional occasion – they will most definitely dismiss your drunken ramblings.”

NOTES TO EDITOR

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading and longest running dating site for married people. With over 1,000,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 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.

For comments, case-studies or more information, contact Christian Grant:

Email: press@illicitencounters.com
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

One in three will get frisky with a co-worker at the Christmas party!

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The office Christmas party season has arrived and a new study of over 1,500 workers conducted by leading married dating site, IllicitEncounters.com, has revealed a shocking 34% of workers have admitted to sleeping with a co-worker whilst attending their company’s Christmas party.

The study also showed that over 60% had drunkenly kissed someone they work with, and nearly a quarter of people (25%) admitted to calling in sick the next day with a hangover. Possibly clouded by alcohol – 18% made a poor career move and used the Christmas party as an opportunity to tell their boss exactly what they thought of them, while 25% had decided it would be an appropriate time to chat them up, perhaps trying to secure a pay rise or bonus.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com and relationship expert: Mike Taylor said: “When you work with someone day in and day out you can sometimes form close bonds – mix that with the Christmas party environment where alcohol is flowing freely and people become relaxed and uninhibited, that is when you are most likely to make compromising decisions and could do something you end up regretting, like chatting up your boss or even sleeping with a co-worker.

People can forget that there can be long-term ramifications to having a romantic relationship within the work-place. In a recent survey of employers, over 80% admitted that having an office based romance would affect the career prospects of those involved.”

Other activities staff confessed to doing at the Christmas party included 10% who had stripped off, 31% had confessed a secret to someone they wish they hadn’t, and 26% had engaged in some dodgy karaoke. Whilst over half of party goers revealed that they had done something embarrassing and made a fool out of themselves in front of their peers and superiors whilst getting carried away in the festivities.

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The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With one million members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match!

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for 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.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: claire@encountersmail.com

Mobile: 078 243 53986

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

Is your Partner Looking To Trick Or Cheat This Halloween?

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Research from the UK’s largest married dating site IllicitEncounters.com has revealed that there are some key warning signs this Halloween to spot if your partner is looking to cheat on you. The research showed that women looking to cheat are far more likely to dress provocatively given the chance. Whilst men seeking an affair are more likely dress as an “attractive movie star” rather than something frightening or something less attractive, with the majority of men either opting for the ‘Top Gun’ or ‘superhero’ look this Halloween in order to enhance their looks.

The survey of 2,000 members of IllicitEncounters.com showed that an overwhelming number of adulteresses felt more comfortable dressing in sexy outfits since joining the site.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Mike Taylor commented: “Halloween is an opportunity to dress up in an outrageously sexy manner without feeling exposed. Anything from PVC cat suits to a naughty nurse outfit is acceptable over Halloween, and for ladies this means they can show their overtly sexual side, without being questioned by their spouses. As much as they may long to whip out the suspenders and PVC on a regular Friday night, their husbands would surely question their motivation, whereas their lovers would relish the show. Halloween allows a little bit of freedom and the chance to be more daring and liberated.”

A surprising 77% of the women surveyed said that they would be dressing in a more risqué manner this Halloween compared to the last few years. 74% of female members also disclosed that since joining the site they had more confidence, 89% said they felt more attractive and 49% would now be more likely to make the first move when meeting a guy they like.

Costume: Cheat Factor:
Zombie 0
Ghost 1
Vampire 3
Nurse 4
Superhero / Spy 5
Pirate 4
Cat Woman 5
Mummy 0
Fireman / Policeman / Fighter Pilot 5
Skeleton 2
Witch 4

The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With one million members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match!

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for 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.

For comments, case-studies or more information contact Claire Page:

Email: claire@encountersmail.com

Mobile: 078 243 53986

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

Sexual Healing Should Be Banned At Office Christmas Parties!

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Marvin Gaye’s 80’s hit Sexual Healing has been voted the song most likely to get office party goers in trouble this Christmas. Over 1000 members of the UK’s leading married dating siteIllicitEncounters.com responded to the question which 80’s love song would get you in trouble if played at your office Christmas Party? The poll was part of a larger study into Christmas party behaviour.

Unsurprisingly both men and women agreed that Sexual Healing was the song that was most likely to lead them to getting frisky with a co-worker, making it the most dangerous song in the DJ’s record collection at this years office Christmas party.

Mike Taylor, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said; “At Christmas parties people are surrounded by people they work with and sometimes form close bonds. Adding to that, alcohol is flowing freely, guards are down and people relaxed and uninhibited. This is when the DJ is likely to influence your actions with their choice of music. It isn’t surprising that Sexual Healing topped our poll, a survey by Yahoo Music back in 2006 voted it as the best song to have sex to. However we would warn against getting overly close to a colleague as in a recent study, over 80% of employers admitted that having an office based romance would affect the career prospects of those involved. ”

The second placed song for men was George Michael’s number 1 hit Careless Whisper and the women voted for the classic ballad Take My Breath Away by Berlin, featured in the movieTopGun as their runner up.

Other songs that ranked high on the list of ‘danger music’ this Christmas are Whitesnake’s Is This Love? Chris de Burgh’s Lady in Red and Foreigner’s Waiting For A Girl Like You. You can view the full list of songs and listen to a sample of the tracks at iTunes via:https://c.itunes.apple.com/gb/imix/illicitencounters.com-80s/id580514144 or even download the playlist for your office Christmas party.

The full results are:

Men

1. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing

2. George Michael – Careless Whisper

3. The Cars – Drive

4. Chris de Burgh – Lady in Red

5. Whitesnake – Is this Love?

Women

1. Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing

2. Berlin – Take My Breath Away

3. Foreigner – Waiting For A Girl Like You

4. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love

5. Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You

The UK’s Leading extra-marital affairs website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 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.

For more information contact or interviews contact: Mike Taylor – Head of Press

E-mail: PressPR@IllicitEncounters.co.uk

Phone: 020 8819 9936