IllicitEncounters.com is a scam site from the U.K., because we’re going International now!
Seriously, a few of us do some work in the U.K., and as we’ve said before in our guide to keeping your wife in the dark, it’s easy to hook up with ladies on affair dating websites when you’re actually on a business trip (although claiming you’re from out of town is a pretty good way to get laid IN town, if you don’t actually travel for work).
The answer is….don’t rely on IllicitEncounters.com to represent a whole country. If you do, you’ll think the U.K. has really crappy taste in affairs dating websites, because this one is awful.
What makes it so bad? Let’s take a closer look.
Many of the sites that are ranked in our Bottom 20 suffer from the problem that they’re complete lies. IllicitEncounters.com, strangely enough, did not suffer from that problem. In fact, there was a very accurate traffic counter right on the main page, proudly proclaiming their membership information.
Remember, for a moment, that affairs dating sites are a relatively new phenomenon. Websites that have been around for a while will naturally have more members, and the ones that are newer have fewer members. That means that the BEST dating sites, the ones with great publicity, and the ones that everyone knows about-like eHarmony.com, Match.com, and AdultFriendFinder.com-have several million members. Some of the larger ones have up to 40 or 50 million members! Even the largest affairs dating site, AshleyMadison.com, has between 4 and 5 million members currently registered at any one time.
IllicitEncounters.com has about 9,000 members.
Not 9 million, but 9 thousand. That’s how many there are that are currently active on the site, which IllicitEncounters.com proudly displays on their front landing page.
We’re not sure exactly WHY they want everyone to know that they run one of the smallest affairs dating sites (or dating sites in general) in the world, but apparently this is something they’re sort of proud of. At least, they don’t seem to be embarrassed about the fact, as we certainly would be if we tried to create a dating website of any kind.
What We Found When We Tried IllicitEncounters.com-And What Turned Us Off
When we tried IllicitEncounters.com, we were really hoping that this would turn into a fun way for us to hook up when we were traveling for work. We travel a lot, and if we had a great and easy way to hook up with girls on our business trips, we’d have a lot more fun a few months out of the year.
We sent out 200 emails to girls on IllicitEncounters.com, hoping to get back several responses. There were a lot of girls with GREAT profiles, and even a lot who were incredibly sexy, from what we could see of their pictures (most had their faces blurred or obscured in some way to help protect their anonymity and safety).
The results were…not what we had expected. Namely, we got all of ONE response back.
Yeah, one. Out of 200. We weren’t too proud of that.
We weren’t sure if it was just a fluke, so we tried talking to some guys in the chat rooms about what kind of time they had on IllicitEncounters.com, trying to see if maybe there was some weird U.K. thing that we were missing out on when sending our emails.
Whoops! Those guys turned out to be private investigators, deliberately trying to hit where guys are at their most vulnerable-when they think they’re safe. After all, guys who would lie to an illicit hookup probably don’t care as much about lying to the other guys who are trying to get laid.
Always keep your persona in place.
Don’t tell the girls that you work in finance then confess to the guys in the chat room that you’re just a teller at a bank. These guys have ways of looking you up that you have never heard of.
We also found out something disturbing about private investigators in the U.K., though fortunately we got out without experiencing this firsthand. Apparently, while PIs who hang out in chat rooms in the U.S. usually just try to blackmail you, the ones in the U.K. will go a little farther. We heard from someone we know that’s used IllicitEncounters.com before that his wife was contacted by a PI, and he offered her information about her husband’s extracurricular activities in exchange for money.
Yikes! Play your cards close to the vest, boys!
Why IllicitEncounters.com Won’t Help You Have an Affair: Could IllicitEncounters.com Be a Scam?
Being on IllicitEncounters.com is like yelling into a wind tunnel that you want to get a date. Unless you’re absurdly lucky and the laws of space and time bend in on themselves, you’re not going to get laid on this website.
There are probably a lot of great sites designed to help married daters in the U.K. hook up, but we’re pretty disillusioned with affairs dating in the U.K. right now. Maybe eventually we’ll give it another chance. Really, finding out how scary it was to get caught by private investigators while being totally ignored by girls was a horrible wake-up call, and we’re definitely not using this site again.
IllicitEncounters.com Review: Is IllicitEncounters.com A Good Idea for Someone Looking to Have an Affair?
This website absolutely belongs on our Bottom 20 list. There are no girls here looking to hook up, and we had a HELL of a time emerging from this site unscathed.
If you’re desperate to hook up in the U.K., here’s a tip, right from us to you: if you’re going out of town, London has a hell of a lot of bars. We’re not usually fans of hooking up this way, but even going to weird pubs and mojito bars (London is strange) is better than trying to use a site like IllicitEncounters.com to hook up.
Better yet, EroticAffairs.com and AshleyMadison.com, our favorite websites for affairs dating, have strong international presences. You can use them to get laid in any city, all over the world, and you’ll never be horrifically disappointed the way we were in IllicitEncounters.com. This site was bad enough that we almost stayed home at night!