Based on Ashley Madison, an infidelity courting app, dishonest has gone into excessive gear after a slowdown firstly of the pandemic

  • Ashley Madison, a dating site made to help people cheat released its “Love Beyond Lockdown” report on Tuesday.
  • The report found that the pandemic has given people more reason to cheat, fueled by frustration with their spouse, a lack of intimacy, and more.
  • According to the report, most of the scams were virtual, but some are still meeting new dating partners in person.
  • The increase in infidelity among its members is due to an initial 10% decline in membership at the start of the US lockdown in mid-March.

Between early March and early April this year, Ashley Madison, a dating site for people who want business, saw membership drop by 10%.

It coincided with COVID-19’s declaration of a pandemic, lockdowns in the US, widespread fear, and a sudden change in our way of life. The classic setting for an affair – a personal rendezvous – was out of the question.

However, according to a new report by the Love Beyond Lockdown platform, people have become increasingly creative and the demand for extramarital affairs has increased. The report, released on Tuesday, noted that the drop in registrations appears to have been just a temporary slip up. People cheat again as usual, they just change their excuses.

A majority of all users stated that their spouses refused to have sex during the lockdown

The report bases its findings on six questionnaires in which a total of 12,000 users were interviewed, which were divided equally between new and existing users.

53% of them said they had never spent as much time with their spouse as they were forced to when they started placing orders for accommodations in March.


The lack of private time, time away from home, and the inability to see friends has created tension in many marriages and led them to Ashley Madison for extramarital affairs.

60% of the users surveyed (all married or have someone significant) said that their partner never initiated sex from mid-March to early September. 25% of all users surveyed found this to be the most stressful part of the pandemic. For this reason, 76% of all users decided to actively give up their “dead bedroom” and look elsewhere for romantic fulfillment. “When sex is so important in a marriage and yet so out of reach, individuals will inevitably find a workaround – be it alone or with someone other than their spouse,” the report said.

The pandemic hasn’t stopped people from cheating, and 74% of users said they will continue to have personal affairs after the pandemic.

People have postponed their scams online, swapping excuses like business travel for “I’m busy with work”.

Before the pandemic, people were able to keep their businesses going by going on business trips, using evenings with friends as cover, or just out and about.

With the pandemic making casual travel and even nights almost impossible, people have gotten creative with their excuses.

Like singles trying to meet new people using dating apps and reviewing potential dates for their safety practices on Zoom, married dates have put their affairs online. Approximately 40% of users blame work for their extra-marital computing time.

For those trying to meet affair partners in person, their excuses have changed to fit into our pandemic world. 25% blame their home for meetups on walks, bike rides, and trips to the store.

While many have got their affairs done securely online, those who meet in person have stricter guidelines. For those who are physically intimate, 55% say they want to confine themselves to one partner for the duration of the pandemic.

Ashley Madison believes fraud will increase as coronavirus lockdowns tighten

Paul Keable, Ashley Madison’s chief strategy officer, told Insider that during the surge in divorce rates across the country at the height of the lockdown, members did not discuss a divorce. Most of the users they surveyed had no plans to leave their partners or spouses but wanted to see other people, according to Keable.

This is valuable information for couples heading into the winter, according to Keable, as COVID-19 rates are expected to rise and lockdown measures are likely to be tightened.

The report suggests that all aspects of strict lockdown measures – stress, lower sex drive, more indoor time – have created fertile ground for cheating. It is likely that this will also be the case this winter.

“While the data we have collected and presented in this report demonstrates the role of infidelity in high stress environments, it also shows what married people or married couples should be aware of in many countries with a second wave just around the corner.” Said Keable.

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