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More Brits Consider Affairs During Snowstorm

Most folks tend to get cozy under blankets, or a Snuggie, and watch a good movie when they get snowed in, but not some Britons. Instead, they arrange extra-marital affairs. IllicitEncounters.com, a website that connects married people with others seeking affairs, reported yesterday that it had received a record number of new profiles over 24 hours during recent wintry weather. The site said more than 2,567 people signed up in the last six days, and most new members were from areas severely hit by the winter weather, like Hampshire, Berkshire, and the West Country. A spokesperson for the site theorizes that many of the people could have been waiting for a time to join when they weren’t under the watch of coworkers or partners. The site has had to hire temporary personnel to cope with the unexpected jump in members. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Adultery Gets Economically Stimulated

John Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Eliot Spitzer, cheating husbands have been all over the news here in the States. But in Britain, adulterous wives are the ones making headlines. According to the Telegraph U.K., more lonely housewives are looking for love on the Internet than ever before. Sites like IllicitEncounters.com have seen their numbers jump from 55 women signing up a day in 2007 to the nearly triple 142 times a day average just last week. What’s driving these women to look for hot sex behind their husbands’ backs? Well, Sara Hartley, a spokeswoman for the site, thinks the plummeting economy is causing the rise in cheaters. While their white-collar husbands are busy working long hours to fight the credit crisis and keep their jobs, their trophy wives are getting bored. Women with nothing to do but wait around for their husbands? Grrr…. I suppose everyone needs love, so who can blame these Hester Prynne’s for taking matters into their own hands via the Interweb? Hmm, wonder if American women will be using their economic stimulus checks to cheat on their husbands too? [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »

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