After a slew of Britons have returned to their Covid-safe offices, life has returned to a certain degree of normalcy for many.
But after working with their partners for months during the lockdown, the excitement created by the scene change has proven to be too much for some.
A study conducted by Gleeden – a portal for extramarital encounters in Europe by women with over 7 million members, of whom over 250,000 are in the UK – found that 38 percent of UK users had an affair with a colleague upon returning to the office after the Blocking.
Going back to the office meant not only a return to socializing in the work environment, but also a chance for irresistible arguments with employees.
A study conducted by Gleeden – a portal for extramarital encounters in Europe by women with over 7 million members, of whom over 250,000 are in the UK – found that 38 percent of UK users had an affair with a colleague upon returning to the office after the Blocking. Pictured: archive image
When asked about the reasons for their infidelity encounter, 39 percent admitted it was purely a desire for sex, while 36 percent admitted that they enjoyed someone other than their partner who found them attractive.
A quarter said they cheated in order to feel desirable again.
It comes after more than 60 percent of the total members surveyed said the lockdown had a negative impact on their relationship, both emotionally and physically.
Gleeden user Kelly78, who is married with two children, said it was "inevitable" to cheat on her partner after suffering stress during the lockdown.
"Staying home every day with two kids and my husband was a nightmare," she said.
“My husband and I had a variety of issues and were involved in an affair months before the lockdown. When there was a lockdown, I lost my contact with the other man and never really felt close to my husband.
Gleeden user Kelly78, who is married with two children, said it was "inevitable" to cheat on her partner after suffering stress during the lockdown. Pictured: archive image
As soon as the government relaxed the restrictions, I felt free. I was attracted to almost every colleague at work. I always had a flirtatious attitude until I finally made out with a guy I didn't even really know well. I just wanted to get in touch with someone who wasn't my husband. & # 39;
Meanwhile, married user Becky86 told her it was all about sex. As the mother of one revealed, “Me and my partner used to have an active sex life.
Covid restrictions create friction among British couples
A YouGov survey of 2,162 UK adults (18+) found that more than half (51 percent) of people in a relationship (married / civil partnership / living together / in a relationship but not living together) claim the coronavirus Pandemic and the lockdown would have had a hard impact on relationship. This corresponds to more than half (52 percent) of the women and slightly more than two thirds (67 percent) of the 35 to 44 year olds surveyed.
The survey, commissioned by national law firm Stephensons Solicitors LLP, highlights the negative impact of pressure on the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown and increased social distancing measures on relationships in the UK.
Almost a fifth (18 percent) of couples said their own or their partners' financial or financial troubles were the reasons their relationship was on rocky ground, rising to barely for Gen Z & # 39; ers (18) half (44 percent) -24-year-olds), 28 percent for millennials (25-34-year-olds) and 30 percent for Gen X couples (35-44-year-olds).
While the challenge of home education has negatively impacted more than a quarter (27 percent) of couples ages 35-44, many of whom were at the height of school balancing schoolwork, parenting, and home work Pandemic.
The loneliness and isolation of not being with friends and family also hits relationships hard. Almost a fifth (19 percent) of UK couples surveyed cited the negative impact this had on their relationship with their partner. That rose to nearly a quarter (23 percent) of women in a relationship who responded and half (50 percent) of Gen Z's.
"Even if things weren't great – I cheated on him on Gleeden and with a friend), we were still sexually attracted.
"We used to be very busy at work or with friends, and when there was a lockdown it wasn't easy to be together all the time."
During the lockdown, things got worse when they had to look after their six-year-old, and the couple kept arguing and began sleeping in separate rooms.
"Coming back to work has been a revelation for me," she continued. “I can see other people, socialize and above all stay away from my partner for most of the day.
“I cheated on him the first week when I went back to work. I needed attention and I needed sex. The only thing that really worried me was social distancing. But in the end I didn't fight back and we had sex with him right after work. & # 39;
Another user, named Aeron, said he has cheated on his wife twice since returning to work because of his past unfaithfulness.
"I just can't help it," he said. “She was the only person I've seen in the past few months, and that just drove me crazy. We live in a very small apartment with no garden and no space for privacy.
“There is a girl working on my team, I already imagined her, but nothing ever happened. But after we got back to work, I knew what was going to happen. She's pretty and pretty naughty. I like it.
“We flirted all the time until one evening after work I grabbed her in my office and we had sex.
Then we went for a drink and had sex with her because she lives alone. I still want to have sex with her, nothing more, just sex. I have no idea where things will go with my wife. & # 39;
The study, which was conducted on a sample of 1,267 UK users, also asked whether the matter was intentional or unexpected.
Of those surveyed, 78 percent said they hadn't planned it, while 22 percent had made an appointment outside of office hours.
Of the scammers, 38 percent had sex, while 29 percent went no further than kissing.
Meanwhile, 12 percent said they would go to foreplay, while 21 percent insisted on just flirting.
When 59 percent said they would cheat with their coworker again, 41 percent said it was one time.
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