Football Widows Join Up to Extra-Marital Dating Site on Cup Final Day!

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  • More than 1,000 women joined married dating website, IllicitEncounters.com, on FA Cup Final day
  • 80% of those women joined between 2 hours before kick-off and 30 minutes after the final whistle
  • Over 20% of all female registrations on Saturday originated from Manchester and Greater Manchester areas
  • With only 25.8%* of women following football, more and more are finding themselves second best to football every week

For thousands of ‘football widows,’ Saturday’s FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace was the final straw, with thousands signing up to the UK’s leading dating website for married people, IllicitEncounters.com.

There was a largely irregular spike of female registrations throughout Saturday, which peaked ten minutes into kick-off, and maintained its momentum until later in the evening.

IllicitEncounters.com’s spokesman, Christian Grant, said:

“At that time on a Saturday afternoon, we very rarely see numbers on this sort of a scale. After nine months of neglect, Saturday’s cup final proved to be the final straw for many women, and with a summer of football still to come, it wouldn’t surprise me to see something like this happen again.”

The site saw over 1,000 female registrations on Saturday alone, with 80% of those signing up between 3:30 (2 hours before kick-off) and 8:30pm – half an hour after the game’s conclusion.

Over 20% of those registrations were from women situated in the city of Manchester and surrounding regions in Greater Manchester, including Bolton (3%), Bury (2.2%) and Stockport (4.8%).

But while only 90,000 football fans occupied the seats of Wembley stadium, many more neutral supporters watched the game with friends, choosing to ignore their significant other.

“It’s not the first time this has happened,” said Grant.

“In every relationship, compromise is needed. While attending a football match once, twice, maybe even three times a week, can be tolerated, watching every match, especially those that don’t directly involve your team, need to be sacrificed, with more time spent with the wife and kids instead.

If not, it’ll only be a matter of time before women find something, or rather, someone, else.”

According to recent studies*, only 25.8% of women follow the sport, leaving a huge proportion of them stranded at home while their husbands’ attend matches around the country most weeks of the year.

Amanda was one of those who registered to the site on Saturday, stating:

“My husband’s been a season ticket holder at Manchester United for several years. While I don’t want him to not have a hobby, it’s reached the stage where I’m second best to a football club week in, week out.”

*http://uk.kantar.com/consumer/leisure/2015/female-football-fan-data/

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

Football Widows Join Up to Extra-Marital Dating Site on Cup Final Day!

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Thousands of football widows flocked to online dating site IllicitEncounters.com during this weekend’s FA Cup Final.

There was a huge spike of women joining the extra-marital dating site on Saturday at 17.45pm, shortly after the kick-off of the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan.

Illicit Encounters spokesperson Rosie Freeman-Jones said: “This huge amount of interest is very unusual for a sunny Saturday afternoon and the numbers on the site grew steadily for the next couple of hours.”

“Some of the new members even mentioned the fact that they had just signed up was because they were sick and tired of always coming in second best to the football at the weekend.”

According to University of Lancaster only 12.85% of women hold membership to Premier League. Therefore almost 9 out of 10 football fans are men, leaving a huge proportion of women at home: feeling shunned and looking for some excitement.

During last years FA Cup final 77,169 football fans turned up to watch the match at Wembley and over 2.5 million men enjoyed the game with the lads, not thinking twice about their partners they left at home.

Meanwhile, thousands of neglected wives and girlfriends became bored and decided to find some fun of their own. Leading UK married dating website lllicitEncounters.com, with nearly 800,000 members, saw a 62% rise in females logging on to the site on Saturday and a 70% increase in the number of new females joining the site.

Rosie Freeman-Jones added “Illicit Encounters sees a spike like this in women’s activity every year around this time. Women feel neglected as men put football first and spend a lot of time with their male friends watching the games. Consequently women find something else to fill up their time whilst their men are wrapped up in the match.”

“It’s not just that women have more time, it’s that they feel second best and are often not allowed to get involved with football which is deemed a man’s game. For the women it’s not just about finding something to fill the time: it’s about getting the attention and adoration they deserve from somewhere as it’s not coming from their other halves. In some respects it’s about getting one over the boyfriends and husbands that have been too absorbed in the game to notice”

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 over 750,000 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 Mike Taylor:

Email: Mike@illicitencounters.co.uk

Mobile: 07824 357512

Office: 020 8819 9936

Twitter: @illicitmike