Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Who knew.....

Well I think, maybe, we all did :)

Thanks Shell for this article, fantastic, hilarious and very very interesting :)

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As featured in the Telegraph - Finance Section - 8th July 2009


Cheating husbands and wives spend more on love affairs than pension

Cheating husbands and wives spend more on their love affairs than they do putting money aside for their retirement.
By Myra Butterworth, Personal Finance Correspondent

They spend an average of £291 a month on their love affair, compared to just £59 a month on their pension, according to extra-marital dating site Illicit Encounters. It suggests sustaining an affair costs £3,500 a year, which covers money spent on accommodation, weekends away, phone calls, gifts and flowers.

Sara Hartley, of Illicit Encounters, said: "These figures are astonishing. It certainly shows us where people's priorities lie. Generally, those who cheat seem to be more hedonistic than most, which may explain why they're spending more on instant gratification, rather than preparing themselves for the future. "An affair is a notoriously expensive thing. Most cheaters own two separate mobile phones, and buy gifts more regularly for their lover than they do for their spouse."

Illicit Encounters says its average member is a professional, often working in management or as an executive, and between the ages of 36 and 40. The research was based on the spending habits of around 2 per cent of the website's 300,000 members.


  1. "average ages 36-40"? I think they are talking claimed ages here (he says as someone over the average age!)

  2. Wow! I am old enough to be the father of the average cheat. I wonder what my son is up to?

  3. hey, it's not just husbands and wives that use Illicit Encounters, plenty of us single professional people find relationships of convenience on there too

  4. Of course they do, thats me! :) Thats the whole point of my blog :)