Hun­dreds sign up for cheats date site

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HUN­DREDS of peo­ple in South­port are cheat­ing on their part­ners, ac­cord­ing to a new “in­dex of in­fi­delity”.

Fig­ures from Il­licit En­coun­ters – an on­line dat­ing site for mar­ried men and women – have re­vealed that some 660 peo­ple in the town are reg­is­tered as mem­bers, up from 257 last year.

That works out at just un­der 1% of the adult pop­u­la­tion of South­port.

The in­dex also re­vealed that 273 Formby res­i­dents are signed up to the site.

Il­licit En­coun­ters mapped the lo­ca­tion data of each of their mem­bers against each city’s adult pop­u­la­tion to find the most adul­ter­ous places in the country – based on data from one mil­lion post­codes.

Around 1.1 mil­lion peo­ple across the UK have reg­is­tered with Il­licit En­coun­ters since it was first launched 15 years ago.

They claim that 20,000 peo­ple cheat on their part­ners us­ing the site ev­ery week.

The web­site also says that it has seen reg­is­tra­tions soar by 20% in the last five years, in part be­cause many cou­ples can’t af­ford a di­vorce thanks to eco­nomic pres­sures and rock­et­ing house prices.

Chris­tian Grant, a spokesper­son for Il­licit En­coun­ters, said: “We pro­vide an out­let for men and women who would have an af­fair whether we were there or not. In com­ing to us, they c can be as­sured of m meet­ing a lik like-minded part­ner seek­ing some added e ex­cite­ment in th their life who do doesn’t want to ups up­set things at home.” home

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