Will Your Marriage Survive Euro 2016? Survey says: Probably not, no.​

  • IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, saw 72% of all female signups between Friday and Sunday cite their husbands’ obsession with the football as their main reason for wanting to cheat
  • There was a 61% rise in site usage compared to an average, out of season weekend, peaking at two hours before and two hours after the start and conclusion of Saturday’s match between England and Russia
  • 35% of the weekend’s female signups admitted to wanting an affair because their partner would rather watch football than have sex
  • 20% said that football provides them a good opportunity to cheat
  • A further 25% said that their partner becomes “unreasonable” when watching football

Thousands of ‘football widows’ have taken to the internet in search of an affair in the wake of the European Championships.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading website for married people, has surveyed their new female signups between Friday 10th and Sunday 12th June, with almost three quarters (72%) citing the European Championships, or rather their husbands’ obsession with it, as their main reason for joining.

The site also reported a 61% rise in site usage compared to an average, out of season weekend, which, rather unsurprisingly, peaked between two hours before and two hours after the start and conclusion of Saturday’s match between England and Russia.

Christian Grant, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, commented:

“A mid-summer weekend in June is generally an out of season period for us, so these results should provide a wakeup call of sorts to the millions of football fans across the UK.

With three games a day for several days, and the involvement of all our home nations with the exception of Scotland, we can be quietly confident these numbers are going to maintain this level over the next few weeks or so.”

Of the women who signed up between Friday and Sunday, 35% claimed they had done so because their partner chose football over sex.

A further 25% claimed that their partner becomes “unreasonable” during football, while 20% said that they used the European Championships as the perfect distraction to sign up to the site.

Grant added:

“With nine months of domestic football having only just come to its conclusion, another month of constant neglect, with other sporting events such as Wimbledon and the Olympics following shortly after, is proving to be the final straw for thousands of women.”

Rosie, 38, said:

“When the football is on, my name is only mentioned because of the occasional request for beer and snacks, or if my husband has used me as a punchline to a joke so he can impress his mates. Other than that, I might as well be invisible.”

NOTES TO EDITOR 

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading and longest running dating site for married people. 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 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: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

Butland’s Hot, Rooney’s Not – England’s Sexiest Footballers Revealed!

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  • Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has been voted England’s sexiest footballer, closely followed by Liverpool’s Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson
  • On the other hand, Wayne Rooney was the least sexiest footballer, receiving just 0.3% of the vote, and the ‘I Don’t Care How Rich You Are, It’s Still A No’ award
  • James Milner won the Gazza’s Tears Award for the footballer most likely to cry after sex
  • 21-year-old John Stones won the You Know You Shouldn’t, But You Probably Would award
  • Chris Smalling won the Least Likely to Last the 90 Minutes award

England’s lions are raring to disappoint go in this summer’s European Championships, and while sports journalists up and down the country are ready to analyse, criticise and eulogise their performances, there are more important questions that are yet to be answered: who is England’s sexiest footballer?

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, surveyed almost 2,000 of their female members, who voted Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland as England’s sexiest footballer with 13% of the vote.

He was closely followed by Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier (11%), Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana (10%), and his fellow teammate and Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson (8%).

But while it was relatively good news for England’s midfield, their strikers, who are used to scoring on the pitch, have had their ability to do the same off of it seriously questioned, with Golden Boot winner Harry Kane, Premier League winner Jamie Vardy and England captain Wayne Rooney occupying three of the bottom five positions, with 1.3%, 0.8% and 0.3% of the vote respectively.

While many are hopeful that this could finally be England’s year on the pitch, the general consensus was that this year’s crop was relatively underwhelming compared to years gone by, when it comes to sex appeal that is.

IllicitEncounters.com’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains:

“No Becks, no Gerrard, no Ashley Cole – there are many fan favourites who won’t be pulling on that England top again, and their replacements, although talented, have left a lot to be desired.”

There were several special awards given, too.

Wayne Rooney won the not so coveted ‘I Don’t Care How Rich You Are, It’s Still A No’ award, finishing rock bottom (although, in truth, it’s an award that could be shared by many).

Given the relatively young average age of this England squad, the special You Know you Shouldn’t, but you Probably Would award was handed to Everton defender John Stones (21), who edged out the PFA Young Player of the Year, Dele Alli (20), and fellow Everton midfielder, Ross Barkley (22).

The Least Likely to Last the 90 Minutes award was given to Manchester United defender Chris Smalling for, er, yeah, while Liverpool midfielder James Milner won the Gazza’s Tears award for the player most likely to cry after sex.

And, while technically retired from international duty, John Terry won the Lifetime Achievement award due to his track record of playing away.

The overall sexiest England XI (4231 formation) is as follows:

Goalkeeper:

Jack Butland – 13% of the vote – 1st place overall

Defence:

Kyle Walker – 2.5% – 9th

John Stones – 4% – 6th

Gary Cahill – 1.9% – 10th

Ryan Bertrand – 1.1% – 11th

Midfield:

Eric Dier – 11% – 2nd

Jordan Henderson – 8% – 4th

Adam Lallana – 10% – 3rd

Dele Alli – 3.4% – 7th

Ross Barkley – 2.8% – 8th

Striker:

Andy Carroll – 6.5% – 5th

NOTES TO EDITOR

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading and longest running dating site for married people. 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 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: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer