See that couple speaking in hushed tones in the corner of the coffee shop during the lunch hour on Thursday? According to extra-marital dating site Ashley Madison, it could very well be a pair of cheaters striking up an affair.
Because in a poll conducted among more than 100,625 members worldwide, the coffee shop was the most popular place for arranging a clandestine first date for 31% of users, followed by a cafe (20%), restaurant or bar (18%), park, (16%), hotel, (11%) and museum or art gallery (4%).
Results of the survey also narrowed down the preferred time and day that cheaters are most likely to conduct their business: Thursday, at lunch.
And the most popular excuse cheaters gave to their spouse or partner when spending time with their mistress or lover?
The age-old 'working late' pretext, followed by going out with a friend.