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British affair: Groundbreaking study reveals intimate habits of a cheat

Sunday, 29 January 2012 Leave a Comment


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Have you ever wondered what goes on when someone has an affair? A study conducted by Illicit Encounters surveyed 3,000 UK spouses to find out just that, and it's not as wildly glamorous as you might think.


From the results gathered, a pattern emerged revealing a similar chain of events that are shared by cheating couples across the UK. 

68% = The number of cheating spouses who meet their bit on the side after work.


15% = The number of lovers who meet during working hours.

The study found that those who have affairs are least likely to meet their lovers on weekends or Bank Holidays, this comes as no surprise with these being the times when a family would be expected to spend time together.

£50 = The average amount that is spent on a clandestine meal for two. Italian is the preferred choice of cuisine, with most adulterers admitting a love of red wine and Italian dishes.

Where do these nights of passion take place? The Ritz? The Hilton? A lovely suite with a romantic view? Not quite so fancy. Most love affairs take place in popular budget hotel chain Holiday Inn. Classy!

2 = The number of times a month a cheating spouse will meet their lover.

5 years = The average amount of time an extramarital affair will last.

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  • Vapid Vixen said:  

    So what I'm getting from this is that all cheaters are British. Phew. Then I have nothing to worry about. ;)

  • Lost.in.Idaho said:  

    Hehe, I actually just finished penning a hotel story with the header "I can hear you having sex."

    Where was I? At a Holiday Inn, of course... On a Wednesday.

  • Neurotic Workaholic said:  

    It sounds like it'd be pretty lonely to have an affair, then, if you only get to see the person you're having an affair with twice a month. And it'd be difficult too, to never be able to be seen in public together. I don't think I could ever handle that.

  • melissa said:  

    Wow I really don't see the point in cheating on your spouse. Seems like way more work. And personally I have no interest in juggling two guys at the same time. My husband is just way too awesome to get with anyone else.

  • Alice X said:  

    @Vapid Vixen Yes, thank heavens for all those monogamous Americans!

    @Idaho Haha WOW real life proof! I shall be referring anyone who doubts these facts to you.

    @Neurotic Workaholic I agree, it seems too much like hard work, all that sneaking around would drive me crazy!

    @Melissa Aw that's so nice! :)

  • Vapid Vixen said:  

    Oh my gosh. I just burst out laughing at your monogamous Americans comment. That was awesome.

  • Alice X said:  

    @Vapid Vixen I'm glad i made you giggle! x

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