Hacking Scandal Sends Thousands of Men Running for the Hills


The infamous Ashley Madison scandal, which saw the personal data of millions of its users compromised, has left its closest competitors short of male subscribers.

Illicitencounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married couples, have reported a major decrease in their male subscribers. A significant amount of male members have also either abandoned the site or requested a permanent deletion of their account, with as many as 2500 less men registering to the site.. A 35% drop month on month.

The website also noted that an average of just 200 men were signing up to the website on a daily basis, down from the average daily expectancy of 450.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Claire Page, stated: “In light of recent events, we’ve found ourselves directly and negatively impacted. We’ve always proudly held a relatively even ratio of men to women, but our male user base has taken somewhat of a blow.”

Simon Francis, CEO of IllicitEncounters.com, added, “To be quite frank, the likes of Ashley Madison have ruined it for more honest sites like ourselves. We don’t store card details or even ask for our customers real names and any personal data is securely encrypted”

However, Illicit Encounters still boasts a healthy community, with 30,000 active members in the last 30 days alone and, surprisingly, women have found themselves more eager to have an affair.

The website has seen an increase in the number of female members, a 10% increase in new female subscribers month on month.

“While we’ve lost some of our men, our female members have remained consistent,” Francis explains.

“People who join our website do so with the intention of rekindling their love life and sparking that passion that has disappeared from their current relationship, and that hasn’t changed.”

“We’re proud that, unlike most of our competitors, our site only allows for real, genuine people, with no bots or fake profiles to be seen.”

“We’re still seeing several new women signing up to the website on a daily basis, with our current female members continuing to update their profiles, renew their memberships and actively participate in searching for their ideal partners.”

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 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 Claire Page:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk

Office: 020 7729 6098

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