What goes on be­hind closed doors....

Il­licit af­fairs are prov­ing pop­u­lar in Bucks town

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by DAVE BURKE

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.

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