the announcement last week that Friday 3rd
January was dubbed ‘Divorce Day’ by the legal community, the
leading UK married dating website, IllicitEncounters.com,
has revealed that Monday 6th
January, is the most adulterous day of the year.
and New Year is a week of family lockdown when there is no excuse for
avoiding family time and it’s not just the Coronation Street
storyline which is exposing the philandering sorts like Peter Barlow.
According IllicitEncounters.com this time of the year is when people
seeking to embark on extra-marital relationships rise significantly
after the majority of the British public go back to work.
are often stretched to breaking point over the festive period and
thousands of unhappily married people look for a new partner during
for IllicitEncounters.com Rosie Freeman-Jones explains: “Christmas
and New Year are times when couples spend an intense period of time
with each other and their families. This can be quite claustrophobic
and sometimes leads to a ‘cabin fever’ situation where both parties
feel irritated with each other and underlying problems are
exasperated. The 6th
of January is typically one of the first days back to work and back
to freedom and spouses take this opportunity to explore all the
things they couldn’t under the watchful eye of their partner.”
see on average 25 per cent higher levels of activity during the
winter months compared with the rest of the year.
key factor affecting people seeking to embark on extra-marital
relationships is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
the winter months, symptoms including lack of energy, withdrawal from
friends, family and social activities, decreased sexual interest in
their partner can all lead to depression and lack of pleasure. People
suffering from this might seek an extra-marital affair as a way to
counter-act the effects of S.A.D.
Freeman-Jones continued: “It is highly probable that men and women
are signing up and engaging in extramarital relationships as a result
of S.A.D caused by the onset of longer nights. And in an unconscious
attempt to overcome those feelings they using one of the most
powerful biological weapons available to them which is sex.
people are having, or pursuing an affair, they take greater pains to
appear attractive, to take care of their bodies and consequently are
healthier. They are having sex more, getting more exercise, and
physiologically behaving in ways contrary to the lethargy and
inactivity associated with most depression.”
on previous years, IllicitEncounters.com is expected to see a sharp
rise in the number of members joining the site. It is expected that
there will be over 850,000 active members, approximately six per cent
of the UK’s married population registered on the website by the
middle of this month.
pressure is too much for some couples, even by Boxing Day, Illicit
Encounters has seen a rise in sign-ups to the website which is for
married people showing it doesn’t take long for the cracks 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 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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