Nearly 1,000 looking to cheat in Hatfield as ‘lockdown cabin fever’ sets in

These maps reveal cheating habits in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Picture: IllicitEncounters.com

These maps reveal cheating habits in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Picture: IllicitEncounters.com - Credit: Archant

A new cheating map reveals 960 people in the Hatfield area looking to have an affair online – up from 821 last year despite the COVID-19 crisis.

These maps reveal cheating habits in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Picture: IllicitEncounters.com

These maps reveal cheating habits in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. Picture: IllicitEncounters.com - Credit: Archant

Adultery is booming in Hatfield with a 17 per cent increase in the last year according to Illicitencounters.com, which has also found 565 cheats in WGC, up from 493 last year,

IllicitEncounters.com spokeswoman Jessica Leoni said: “We have seen a big rise in cheating over the last year in Hatfield, 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 and people realised that the virus was only a big health threat if you are elderly or in a high risk group.


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

Hatfield is ranked 17 in the whole of UK towns for cheating.

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