More married people unfaithful after Christmas, a dating website for married people seeking extra-marital affairs, has reported a record post-Xmas surge in new memberships. spokesperson and Infidelity expert Emily Pope said: “2012 has been a particularly tough year for families with squeezed incomes and job uncertainty placing great strains on marriages. For many spouses adultery represents a fantasy escape route from the stresses of domestic reality.”

However according to Undercover Lovers the Christmas period is also the best time of the year to catch out a two timing husband or wife.

Pope observed: “Because married couples spend so much more time in close proximity over the festive season it is harder for adulterers to conceal their cheating ways and consequently easier for a cuckolded husband or wife to spot the clues.”

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