So say those that run so-called discreet dating websites for married and otherwise committed couples. Traffic increases the day after Valentine’s Day.
According to those who run these websites, the uptick on the day after Valentine’s Day also is seen the day after Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, too. But they also admit that the results are one-time only. Many married folks who check out these websites on those days never go beyond the initial signup.
Known as the extramarital dating industry, they also say it’s in its infancy–comparing it to where the traditional online dating industry was 10 years ago and predicting that it will continue to grow as its predecessor has. One in five people meet their significant others online.
While most of these extramarital websites have a larger male population–in some cases, four to one–the ratio shifts to 50-50 with a younger demographic, typically those in their 30′s.
In a cursory search to find out how many dating websites there are for the supposed monogamous population, I found 18 on the first page of the search. 18 websites dedicated solely to marrieds and committed couples looking to date. 18 out of hundreds. Take the poll.