There Could Be A Wave Of Cheating In September, Experts Predict
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A dating site targeted at people that want to go behind their partner's back has claimed that September is when those in relationships should be on high alert for infidelity.
According to Illicit Affairs, couples may be returning from their summer holidays and realising they've had just about enough (not too much to break up though, of course) of their other half and, as a result, decide to stray.
Research suggests that the same thing happens every September but it could be even more pronounced this year due to lockdowns and the stress of Covid-19.
Just a little bit of advice: if you've had enough of your partner after spending lockdown with them... move out. It's so simple and much less stressful (I'd imagine) than cheating - or at least being found out.
Illicit Encounters spoke to 2,000 site members about affairs and 78 percent said the return to offices will make cheating easier while 54 percent claim to have reassessed their relationship during the pandemic.
Then there's 34 percent of women and 32 percent of men that said they feel less passion for their other half after spending the last 18 months with them at home.
Fair enough but here are your other (potentially healthier) options: communicate, move out, take a break, split up, seek advice from a professional, pose the topic of an open relationship. Just some ideas.
Sex and relationship expert Jessica Leoni says: "September is always the busiest month of the year for affairs and it is why we call it Sex-tember.
"Long summer holidays are a turning point for so many couples - they realise they have little in common and the sex is still boring even when they are basking in paradise.
"The pandemic has been a game changer for so many people.
"They will use September to start completely afresh, knowing they can sleep around safely because the vaccination programme has taken the sting out of the virus.
"If your partner starts behaving oddly after returning to the office in September, they could well be up to no good."
If the relationship is unrepairable, don't worry too much because Illicit Encounters have you covered there as well - just whack a bit of Sinead O'Connor on.
That's right, 'Nothing Compares 2 U' has been voted the number one breakup song of all time and it could even make you feel better because 73 percent of people said listening to a heartfelt song actually helped them achieve a sense of relief after a relationship breakdown.