revelations that former News of the World editors, Rebecca Brooks and
Andy Coulson embarked on a six-year affair has proven that dipping
your toe in the office ink is not always the best move.
a recent survey, leading extra-marital affairs website, IllicitEncounters.com found that 37% of workers admitted they had
dated a co-worker at some point in their career, with 17% saying they
had done it more than twice.
Cooper, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com explained: “It is
easy to see why the number of employees getting together is
increasing when you think about a number of factors. In the current
economic climate, people are working longer hours than ever, spending
more time in the office, giving them the chance to become closer to
reasons why many married people end up having affairs in the
workplace is not just because they want to have a bit of mindless fun
and that they’re bored with their spouses but many people become
emotionally attached to those they are spending a lot of time with
and seeing five days a week. They get to know each other very well on
business trips, lunches or at regular meetings. Often those who get
together can be dealing with the same stresses at the same time
giving them common ground.
It’s easy to see why so many married people fall into the trap of
starting an affair with a colleague.
the potential full out when an office affair goes wrong can be
nothing short of nuclear. It is as ill advised and as dangerous as
having an affair with your neighbour. So many things can go wrong and
in many cases people can lose their jobs due to poor judgment in
their choice of lover – it’s a like an accident waiting to
Illicit Encounters is the UK market leader with over 800,000 members, which
is nearing 6% of the married population. The site offers married
people online dating as the solution to the issue of affairs in the
in recent years have been speckled with a large number of affairs at
work that have turned ugly, resulting in bad press for the company
and large costs to the business. In fact, many businesses have
even enforced a strictly no affairs at work policy, which
brought it’s way over from the US – named a morality code.
IllicitEncounters.com has a huge number of members who have decided
to go online as a result of the negative affects of conducting an
affair in the workplace.
Cooper added: “With both tablets and smartphones being encouraged
in the workplace and with the recession causing people to work these
longer hours, the growing trend of people seeking online encounters
during office hours is likely to continue. It’s the secrecy, the
naughtiness as well as the fact that they have no need to worry about
their spouses catching them that will lead to this type of
in the UK and Europe also work the longest hours, which has lead to
an increase in extra-marital affairs in the workplace according to a
2012 study by Notatwork.co.uk. Results show that 82% of the 54% who
have admitted having an office affair work over the UK average of
42.7 hours per week. When asked for the reasons behind the longer
work hours, the answer that received the highest (45%) out of the
five responses was that ‘the workload has increased in recent years
due to redundancies within the workplace.’
all the professions listed, those in finance (31%), medicine (24%)
and journalism (19%) worked the longest hours. The research, however,
also revealed that those in the media industry, which was the fourth
industry in the top ten, had had the most office-based affairs. The
majority of those who embarked on an affair on a business trip were
those in the finance sector, with 47% admitting to pursuing a
colleague over a drink after entertaining clients.
the 44.9 million adults usually resident in England & Wales in
mid-2010, 48.2 per cent were married = 21,641,800 married people in
of married people don’t work with others (survey with OnePoll and
Illicit Encounters taken by 4,000 married people in the UK). Thus
76.67% who work with others in the UK are married.
of 21,641,800 = 16,592,768 in the UK are married and work with others
women and 7.874% of men have cheated at work (39% of 18.3% and 31% of
Almost 1.2million married women and over 1.3 million married men have
cheated at work
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 850,000 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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