According to the latest dating research completed the first Monday in January is the biggest day of the year for extramarital affairs. IllicitEncounters.com is an online dating website founded in 2003 in the United Kingdom. IllicitEncounters.com has used online research with its members as a means of generating awareness of it’s website in an effort to add to it’s one million plus membership.
In it’s latest study IllicitEncounters.com has revealed that Monday 5th January, is the most adulterous day of the year. When most of the British public goes back to work after a busy and stressful Christmas it makes for the most likely time that UK married couples would embark on an affair. Statistics show that January is the time most married people either think about embarking on an affair – or splitting from their partner completely, making it Britain’s bleakest month of the year for marriages.
This follows research conducted that shows that 1-3 married people think they may have married the wrong person or for the wrong reason. Christmas and New Year is a week of family lockdown when there is no excuse for avoiding family time this leads to people seeking extra-marital relationships, which rises significantly after the majority of the British public go back to work.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Mike Taylor 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 5th 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.”