‘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

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Red Tuesday: Tuesday Before V-Day Is the Most Popular Day of the Year to Dump Someone!

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Make sure to hold on to the receipts for those expensive Valentine’s Day gifts because on 9th February, there’s a good chance you’re getting dumped. That’s according to IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, who have dubbed 9th February as Red Tuesday, the top dumping day of the year.

IllicitEncounters.com surveyed over 2000 of their members, with 27% admitting to have broken up with someone in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day. Why so close to Valentine’s Day? Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Christian Grant, explains:

“You’re on the cusp of what is generally considered to be one of the most romantic and important days for any relationship, and then you realise that you don’t love your partner as much as they love you, so to save yourself the embarrassment or shame of having to declare your love to someone you don’t really care for, what do you do? You take the lesser of two evils and dump them.”

IllicitEncounters.com’s survey also found the ways in which people have previously dumped their partners on Red Tuesday, with the majority (26%) choosing to break the news by text. 24% braved a face-to-face conversation with their now ex-partner, with 22% dumping their partner by phone.

Interestingly, the number of people who dumped their partner via instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, and social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, increased from last year, with 13% choosing to break up over Facebook, 10% over WhatsApp, and 7% breaking the news to their partner in a lowly 140 characters on Twitter. Ouch.

Grant explains: It’s not an easy thing to do [breaking up with someone] especially given the timing, so many people opt for the easiest option available, which is evidently anything that avoids face-to-face contact.”

Interestingly, IllicitEncounters.com has reported a record number of members signing up to the site in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.

“It’s not the first time that this has happened,” explains Grant. “For the thousands of people who break up, there are many who choose not to do so. Whether that’s out of fear, or whether they’ve already paid out on an expensive weekend away in Paris, they simply grit and bear it… but that never lasts for too long.

No one is going to sit around do nothing if they’re in an unhappy relationship, and sites like IllicitEncounters.com are evidently a popular alternative for those who don’t dump their partner this Red Tuesday.”

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

Boom in Mistress Cards as Valentine’s Day Approaches!

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IllicitEncounters.com has added a range of Valentine’s Cards to their successful series of Mistress Cards celebrating ADULTERY. The new range of Mistress Cards launched by the UK’s largest married dating site ahead of Valentine’s Day has instantly become an unlikely bestseller, with 2.6 being sold every minute.

E-cards can be sent by email for free from Mistresscards.com or printed versions of the cards cost £2.50 and can be ordered online. Most of the cards are aimed at men although others are aimed at married women to send to their lovers – or Histresses. The decision to launch the range came after a survey found married men spend 23% more on Valentine’s gifts for their mistresses than their wives.

The poll, which surveyed 2,000 IE male members, found married men spent an average of £147.60 on Valentine’s gifts for their lovers compared to just £120 on their spouse. Mistress gifts were also more likely to be more sensual, like lingerie, champagne or chocolates, compared to practical gifts for their wives, like a phone upgrade or a new purse.

The best-selling Mistress card says:

Roses are red, Violets are Blue, It’s a good thing my wife doesn’t know I’m screwing you

The second best-selling card says:

‘I want you as my mistress to brighten up my life,

Please overlook that I have a wife.

My relationship’s ending, some would say dead

So let’s have some dinner and end up in bed.’

The cards can be sent from any email address and arrive to the recipient immediately.

“What we’re seeing in this product popularity is how much men value their mistresses,” said psychologist Lucy Redford, “Receiving a card for Valentine’s Day can mean a lot to a mistress, someone who is stereotypically seen as the second most important, after the wife. It’s really a small thing that means something huge – that they’re important. It validates them and makes them think they’re on their lover’s mind. Fundamentally, that’s what we all crave – to feel important and validated.”

“We are absolutely delighted with sales figures.” Claire Page, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said, “We launched the cards Monday morning at 9am and by Tuesday morning, we had sales of over 3,600. There’s 1440 minutes in a day, so that means there are 2.6 sold every minute. I am not surprised in the slightest that the cards have been such a hit – they’re proof of how much men on our site treasure their mistresses. One woman sent an email to me this morning and said she had received a mistress card from her lover along with a beautiful Tiffany necklace! A lot of men value their relationship with their mistress more than their marriage but for some reason or another –financial, family, personal or health – they cannot leave the marriage. Our mistresses love being treated like this, it’s really the best of both worlds: receiving all the excitement of being spoilt and treated like a princess, without the hassle of a relationship.”

Notes to Editors:

For downloadable images of the cards, please go to –

http://mistresscards.com/Press/

The UK’s leading married dating website is IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 970,000 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 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

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire

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 970,000 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 Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7953 7167

Twitter: @illicitclaire