I wanted a buddy as well as a sexual relationship, and not a one-night stand.”[ Relevant: When you should definitely call things quits] A brief encounter Soon after her profile went live, e-mails began trickling in and after two dates which lacked chemistry, Penny met a man she was attracted to.
“We met at a railway station and had a chat in an empty pub,” she says. We asked each other questions and tried to work out if we were right for each other.
I wanted a buddy as well as a sexual relationship, and not a one-night stand.”" data-reactid="21", 50, a self-employed property consultant from Wales, who’s been using illicitencounters for three years.
We had two wonderful children together, but he dabbled around with other people and eventually we divorced. Just me, my husband and a copy of Homes & Gardens magazine for the rest of my days?
He lost my money and stopped returning my calls, but I will get it back.”Dating life Undeterred, Penny started looking again.We had two wonderful children together, but he dabbled around with other people and eventually we divorced. Just me, my husband and a copy of Homes & Gardens magazine for the rest of my days?I was single for two years and I fell into the rut of not caring about my appearance. Then, when I was 35, I met a single man who I connected with and I got re-married.” Life went on as normal for Penny until she was 47, when she first started experiencing menopausal symptoms. ’” At the same time, a male friend gave Penny a compliment that would change her life.But alongside the myriad sites for singletons in search of love, another more controversial breed of dating site has cropped up: extra-marital affair websites, specifically targeted at married people who want a relationship on the side. Another big player, Illicitencounters.com, has been running since 2003 and now has over 610,000 members across the UK & Ireland. But in terms of active members (that’s people who have logged into the site in the last month and sent at least one message), women outnumber men by 3 to 1.One of these sites, Ashleymadison.com, bills itself as ‘the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters’. So what would drive a married woman to register with such a site?He declared undying attraction, and it got me thinking about myself differently.” At the same time, a work colleague told Penny about two dating websites specifically designed for married people.