Rosie Freeman-Jones, of Illicit Encounters, said: 'We've seen a dramatic rise in membership in London as the recession has forced people to stay in marriages they would rather get out of.'This is further evidence that women can be much colder-hearted in their narcissistic pursuit of that ephemeral happiness than most men realize. If a woman can't leave the economic comforts of a broken marriage in what she considers to be reasonable financial condition, it appears she will not hesitate to make do with cuckoldry in the meantime.
But it seems women are still keen to move on, despite being forced to stay in an unhappy marriage. The site has also seen a 20% rise of women joining in the last year and now active users are three and a half women to every man.
Freeman-Jones said:'In these ecomonic times no one wants to make an investment either financially or emotionally. Many women have expressed that it's an escape from the drudgery that is reality at the moment. Most women would be looking for Mr Right but these woman are looking for Mr Right Now- the thrill that doesn't cost them emotional upset.
I wonder if Illicit Encounters has ever considered exploring its opportunities to produce ancillary revenue? I imagine once its growth begins to slow, it could significantly extend its income-generating lifespan by offering an anonymous search function to husbands and wives who wish to learn if their spouse has ever been a user of the site.
Alternatively, if Internet-enhanced adultery turns out to be a growth market, how long will it be before we see Google introduce Google Cheat.