Most people said they went behind their partner’s back while away with friends, or on a stag or hen do abroad, followed by work-related trips. Nearly a fifth of people admit cheating on their partner while on holiday. Of those, 25% said they were unfaithful on a stag or hen do abroad. Another 13% admitted cheating when on holiday with their partner. And the mix of sun, sea and booze could be behind a seasonal rise in divorces. Amy Harris of law firm Slater and Gordon, which commissioned the survey, said: “This should act as a warning to couples. What may seem like a silly holiday romance can be detrimental to a relationship.” Most people said they went behind their partner’s back while away with friends (34%), or on a stag or hen do abroad (25%), followed by work-related trips (19%).
But 13% admitted cheating while on a holiday with their partner, according to a survey of more than 2,000 married and divorced Britons. Law firm Slater and Gordon commissioned the research after seeing a rise in the number of clients at this time of year referring to their partner’s unfaithfulness while on holiday. Those questioned cited too much alcohol (34%) and getting carried away while on holiday (36%) as being the main reasons for their infidelity. Slater and Gordon family lawyer Amy Harris said: “This new research should act as warning to couples about being careful not to cross the line while away, and what may seem like a silly holiday romance can be detrimental to a relationship.”