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