What goes on behind closed doors....
Illicit affairs are proving popular in Bucks town
BEACONSFIELD has come in at number 3 in a new map showing the places where Brits are most likely to have affairs.
William Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon is the UK’s most adulterous town, a new “Infidelity Index” has revealed.
The Warwickshire tourist favourite was identified as one of 150 hotspots where husbands or wives are most likely to cheat on their partner.
The market town where the Bard was born in 1564 has 1,047 locals cheating out of a population of 27,455, according to research into the behaviour of unfaithful partners.
Stratford-upon-Avon came out highest, with 3.69% of the population cheating whilst in second place was another posh commuter town, Wilmslow in Cheshire, with 901 cheats - 3.6% of the population.
Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire came third with 408 cheats (3.4% of the population).
Irvine in North Ayrshire, fourth in the overall UK table, was Scotland’s cheating capital, while Pontypridd, 8th in the UK table, was the most unfaithful town in Wales.
The most ‘’faithful’’ town was Wigan in Greater Manchester - just 0.14% of residents are cheating. The figures were compiled by IllicitEncounters.com, a dating website for married people and are based on its own data on the numbers of Britons cheating.
Since its inception 15 years ago, more than 1 million people have registered with the site and it is claimed 20,000 people in the UK are cheating on their partners every week.
Users can find their lo- cal ‘’adultery figures’’ based on data from one million postcodes -
Christian Grant, a spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, said: “We are increasingly popular in commuter towns like Stratford-upon-Avon, Harrogate, Wilmslow, Beaconsfield and Esher.
“Cheating in suburbia has never been more popular. We provide an outlet for men and women who would have an affair whether we were there or not.
“In coming to us, they can be assured of meeting a like-minded partner seeking some added excitement in their life who doesn’t want to upset things at home.”
The website said it has seen a 20% surge in registrations in the last five years because many couples simply cannot afford to divorce due economic pressures and sky high house prices.