​Affairs Save Marriages and Cheating is on the Rise!

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The UK’s largest married dating site IllicitEncounters.com will this month reach a milestone of 1 million members, that’s over 5% of the married population (or one person in every 10 couples).

The website has contacted some of the original members that joined the site when it first launched 11 years ago.

The site polled 200 of the 482 people still using the site since joining in the first year 2003-2004. The study shows that in the 11 years since joining, 80% of the customers are still married to the same person.

91% of those polled said that they would recommend having an affair and two thirds of those polled said that the affair had had a positive effect on their marriage. The average number of affairs had over this period of time is 5 affairs and the average length of the affair is 8 months.

It is really interesting that so many original members are still using the site, and to have had on average 5 affairs means that people are actively seeking to date outside of their marriage. 91% of affair seekers would recommend having an affair, challenging the notion that people regret having an affair – quite the opposite actually!

IllicitEncounters.com was conceived in 2003 by entrepreneur Steven Lines, becoming the first extra-marital dating site in the UK. In the first year almost 14,000 people signed up to the website. 11 years on, sign ups to the site have not lost momentum with over 150,000 Britons joining in the last 12 months alone suggesting that adultery is very much on the rise.

Extra-marital dating sites offer an easier way to find and sustain a relationship. More people than ever are choosing to find love online and with IllicitEncounters.com it is no different.

Simon Francis CEO of IllicitEncounters.com said “We are delighted at the outcome of our 11th year in the dating game; we just couldn’t be more excited about the present. Monogamy is just not for everyone, and we want to deliver the best and most discrete platform for like-minded individuals to communicate with each other. The fact that after all these years we still have some of our original members using the site – that is a true testament to what we are doing and 80% of those are still married to their primary partner, a great indication that IE has kept many marriages together”

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Claire Page said “The modern man and woman simply need more in a world that is constantly developing and evolving. Online dating has revolutionized the way in which affair seekers meet. In the past an affair could seriously damage a relationship, however with everything becoming digitalised, infidelity can very much be a private affair between lovers and in some cases has even saved marriages. Many people have come back to tell us their encounter has rekindled their primary relationship – with one in three having said an affair has had a positive impact on their marriage.

On the flip-side, those involved in very toxic relationships with their spouse have even been able to find love on the site, with success stories often involving marriages between two affair seekers – the site really does cater to every need. Affairs in relationships are imminent; it is becoming ordinary for couples to seek more than one relationship to fulfill them, not a rarity.”

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

Is Renewable Marriage The Answer To UK’s Marriage Crisis?

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The UK’s leading affair dating website is seeking a parliamentary debate about the future of modern marriage. With the high rate of divorce, an increase of people choosing not to marry and hundreds of thousands of unhappy spouses joining dating sites looking for affairs, IllicitEncounters.com is campaigning for the UK government to introduce renewal dates on marriages.

The controversial proposal has been put forward by the dating site whose purpose is to help unhappily married people find other unfulfilled married people to have affairs with.

A new independent study conducted by Atomik research revealed that over one third of people believe they married the wrong person. In addition, further research conducted by IliicitEncounters.com discovered over 59% of married people feel the marriage system is outdated and nearly a third would support a renewable marriage lasting between 5-8 years.

The site has written an open letter to both members of parliament and religious leaders. The letter is proposing a review of the current marriage laws and hopes to introduce a time limit on the validity of a marriage contract. The site is claiming that its purpose would “spare incompatible couples the expense of lengthy divorce proceedings and the social stigma and emotional trauma consciously uncoupling can cause.”

Spokesperson for the campaign and IllicitEncounters.com Mike Taylor commented; “Marriage should be just like a passport or driver’s license. If individuals are not interested in renewing it, then it expires. If something isn’t working people don’t just live with it. People are more than willing to change their car or washing machine if it has stopped working, why would they stay in a marriage that isn’t working if they weren’t being forced to stay due to financial burdens?”

IllicitEcounters.com maintains it is a pragmatic solution to solving the infidelity epidemic and stopping people who are trapped in unhappy marriages having to look outside them for fulfillment. These days, as Mike Taylor points out, “Those who can’t afford a divorce just suffer indefinitely.”

The site is asking supporters to write to their MP to ask for their support and are providing an open letter on the campaigns website:  www.yestorenewablemarriage.com you can also sign the petition direct at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/71446

The campaign expects opposition from both the Church of England and the Catholic Church who have been at the forefront of opposing Illicit Encounters proposals. However the site welcomes the healthy debate as it has large amounts of members from both faiths, and is certain they will be writing to their church leaders to voice support for the campaign.

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