If you’re feeling like your partner is being a little distant lately, it might be a good idea to keep an eye on them on Monday, January 9.

A study conducted by Gleeden, an online dating site for extramarital encounters, has revealed that activity peaks in early January following the Christmas period.


Even more worryingly, there’s one day in particular where people seek to cheat on their partners – today.

According to data collected in recent years on the site, which has more than 3.3million members, the second Monday after the Christmas holidays appears to be a key date for unfaithful partners.




On Monday January 11, 2016, Gleeden recorded an increase in registrations of more than 320%.

But the trend tends to continue throughout the month of January.

Why do people cheat in January?

According to Gleeden users, the ‘excessive’ celebrations at the end of the year stifle couples and inspire a ‘greater desire for freedom’.

More than half of the respondents to their survey (52%) gave this reason for their infidelity at the beginning of a year.

Others said they desired something new in their lives (26%) and 19% felt more inclined to “try new experiences” at the start of the year.

Solene Paillet, director of communications at Gleeden, said: “This sharp increase in site usage early in the year is not surprising .