The majority of Americans will take a summer vacation and according to a recent survey by extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com, the couple in the middle and window seat next to yours may be right in the midst of a rendezvous. The dating site designed for people already in relationships polled 48,920 of their philandering members to find out if they plan on taking a trip with their affair partner this summer, and where they plan on going. Since 61.3% of the randy respondents are planning an extra-marital excursion, below please find the top ten summer vacation destinations for cheaters:
1) Las Vegas
3) Bahamas: Paradise Island
4) New York City
5) Los Angeles
6) Turks & Caicos
7) Napa Valley
8) Martha’s Vineyard
According to AshleyMadison.com's founder and CEO Noel Biderman, “There is no better time to pursue a discreet affair than when you’re hundreds or even thousands of miles away from home. Our members have even stated that the distance not only lessens their fear of getting caught, but also alleviates feelings of guilt.”
While 1 in 5 will only get to escape for the weekend, the majority of respondents are planning a 3-4 night getaway with preference of a Resort / Spa destination (Beach/Island came in second and a cruise as the least preferred).
When purchasing two tickets to paradise, affair seekers prefer to fly Virgin ironically, while Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, and Continental rounded out the top five. While Vegas and Miami topped the list, not far behind were Hawaii and London deserving honorable mention. 52.5% will plan and pay for leisure travel to coincide with their business, 72.3% of those polled plan to meet their affair partner at their destination, 91.4% request window seat on the plane, and 36.4% drive to meet their affair partner when possible. Feeling guilty? More than 63% will likely purchase gifts at the Duty Free on their way home.
Detailed Travel Survey results:
AshleyMadison.com Travel Survey Fact Sheet
Survey total of 48,920 members of extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com across the U.S.
Do you plan to go away with your lover this summer? Yes: 61.3%
If yes, for how many nights?
1 (13%), 2 (22%), 3-4 (39.6%), 5-7 (20%), 7+ (4%)
Where do you plan to travel this summer with your lover? Below are the Top 10:
#1 Las Vegas
#3 Bahamas: Paradise Island
#4 New York
#5 Turks & Caicos
#6 Los Angeles
#7 Napa Valley
#8 Martha’s Vineyard
4) What is your preferred type of vacation with your lover?
Resort / Spa – 42.6%
Beach / Island – 31.7%
City – 17.4%
Mountain/Lake – 6.9%
Cruise – 1.4%
5) Have you taken a flight with or to be with your affair partner?
6) When you fly with your lover, which airline do you prefer? Top 5 in order:
#3 Jet Blue
7) How do you pay for affair travel? (Via Business: total 52.2%)
Through Business – Corporate cards and/or Awards program – 27.9%
Through Business – Part of business trip adding on days to trip – 24.3%
Have a separate credit card for my affairs – 18.7%
Online payment – 15.4% …and Other: 13.7%
8) Do you usually fly with your affair partner or meet at the destination?
72.3% meet affair partner at destination
9) Do you prefer to drive or fly when meeting your lover for a vacation rendezvous?
36.4% prefer to drive if possible
10) When flying with lover:– 91.4% request a window seat, 10.3% have joined the Mile High Club and 63.4% shop Duty Free on their way home