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Lockdown cabin fever sends adultery soaring in Inverness area, new figures from affairs website Illicitencounters.com claim; infidelity is up 12 per cent in the Highland capital year-on-year, despite the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic

By Philip Murray

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Illicitencounters.com says infidelity is on the increase in the Inverness postcode area.
Illicitencounters.com says infidelity is on the increase in the Inverness postcode area.

THOUSANDS of cheaters are committing adultery in the Inverness area – and their infidelities are on the increase.

A new cheating map by an affairs dating website has revealed that 5375 people are either having affairs or thinking of having a fling in the area around the Highland capital.

Illicitencounters.com says the figure is up from 4803 last year, despite the Covid-19 crisis, and represents a rise of 12 per cent.

The website believes the main reason for the rise is ‘lockdown cabin fever’ with people unhappy with their partner seeking an affair after becoming fed-up being stuck at home.

IllicitEncounters.com spokeswoman Jessica Leoni said: “We have seen a big rise in cheating over the last year in Inverness, even in the last six months covered by Covid.

“This is due to lockdown cabin fever – increasing numbers of people have become fed-up with their partners after being stuck together at home for most of this year and even denied a summer holiday in many cases.

“The Covid fear factor largely went at the start of the summer when the pubs reopened.

“People started dating again and cheating numbers surged as lots of new relationships were forged.”

The figures are based on IllicitEncounters’ own data on the numbers of Britons cheating.

The interactive Infidelity Index allows users to search a city, town or postcode to discover how many people are having affairs in any locality.

To find the figure for any postcode in Inverness-shire – based on data from one million postcodes – visit www.illicitencounters.com/map/standalone .

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