An extra-marital dating site in the UK has compiled a Top Ten of the main reasons bankers (male and female) choose to have extra-marital affairs.
IllicitEncounters.com, which has over 380,000 members UK-wide, surveyed over 600 men and women to compile the list.
The Top Ten was created by analysing the bankers' responses to the question, 'What were the three main reasons you decided to pursue an extra-marital relationship ?'.
The 10 most common themes are illustrated below.
1. To Feel Loved
'My lover simply makes me feel loved'.
2. For The Thrill
'I adore the risk - the secret meetings, the stolen kisses'.
3. Unstable Home Life
'I still love her, but the spark has gone'.
4. To Escape The Mundane
'My lover takes me to a different place - no bills, no chores, no responsiblilty'.
5. To Boost Their Ego
'Taking a mistress certainly has boosted my confidence'.
6. To Avoid A Costly Divorce
'Neither of us wants a divorce - not least because of the cost'.
7. To Lavish Attention On Someone
'I like nothing more than having someone to spoil'.
8. Because They Feel Entitled
'I work bloody hard, I want to play hard'.
9. Because They Can
'My first affair was with my secretary'.
10. Peer Pressure
'Having a mistress is like having a flash car. Everyone's got one'.