Birthday Cheaters -- People Most Likely to Cheat Before Milestone Birthdays

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Wives and husbands are more likely to stray around the milestones ages of 30, 40 and 50, says extra-marital dating site.

Graph showing age peaks

Secondly, the approach of a milestone alerts us to the fact that we are getting older. Having an affair can make us feel young and sexy again, perhaps at a time when we feel the opposite.

Worried about what to give your spouse on that all-important birthday? Forget flowers and chocolates. has released figures that show people of 29, 39, 49 and 59 years of age are more likely to pursue affairs than those of any other age.

The data was collected from the site's 340,000-strong membership, all of whom joined the website in pursuit of an extra-marital affair.

"The pattern is quite clear", says Sara Hartley, site representative. "Men and women approaching major age milestones - 40, 50, 60 - are seeking out affairs. There are various reasons for why this is happening."

"The prospect of getting older can be nerve-wracking for some. It can make us re-evaluate our lives and relationships, and ask ourselves whether we are truly happy. If we are unhappy at this point, we are likely to seek a solution - and it seems many married men and women see us as that solution."

"Secondly, the approach of a milestone alerts us to the fact that we are getting older. Having an affair can make us feel young and sexy again, perhaps at a time when we feel the opposite."

The average age of members on is 39. The site has been running since 2003, and gains, on average, 345 new members every day.


Illicit Encounters is the UK's longest running extra-marital dating site. It was started in 2003, beginning as a small agency with only a handful of members, but since its creation, has grown at a phenomenal rate. We now have over 340,000 members in the UK.

The aim of the site is to create a safe and non-judgmental environment, where married men and women can meet each other. Illicit Encounters is a profile-based website, where each member has a personalised space stating who they are, what they're looking for and their interests. Users can talk freely on our new-improved chat system, or send each other messages through our internal mailing system.

The average Illicit Encounters member is a professional, often working in management or as an executive, and between the ages of 36 and 40. We have the most balanced ratio of men to women online than any other dating site.

IllicitEncounters has just launched a new 'Reach Out And Reward', paying affiliates and members £40 for every sign-up they secure via their promotion of the site.

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If you would like more information about Illicit Encounters please contact Rosie Freeman-Jones at or call 02088199936. Illicit Encounters has a wealth of statitics on infidelity and related subjects, as well as many strong female and male case studies, available to talk candidly about their experiences. is a trademark of Online Tech Support Ltd.

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