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The New Year is normally the perfect time to make a fresh start. And while that’s a positive thing in most cases, it can signal trouble for couples. In fact, it seems that just a few days into the New Year partners are already suffering from a case of the ‘grass is greener’, with research revealing that January 9th is the day people are most likely to cheat.

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Falling on Monday this year, it seems that those in a relationship are quick off the starting block. Gleeden – which describes itself as the first extra-marital dating website for married and unfaithful people – revealed that site traffic is the busiest on the second Monday after Christmas.

A Gleeden spokesperson revealed: “On Monday January 11 2016, the site also recorded an increase in registrations of more than 320 per cent.

“This trend is observed throughout the month of January.”

A survey of of 13,000 of Gleeden’s users also shed some light on why partners may stray as 2017 gets underway. Just over half (52 per cent) revealed that they look for someone outside of their relationship because they want to “regain their freedom” after the stresses and strains of the festive season.

Commenting on the phenomenon Solene Paillet, the director of communications at Gleeden, said:

“By registering with Gleeden or spending more time on the online platform, members are seeking a means to inject a little excitement into their everyday life.

“Routine may weigh down on individuals, or be rather oppressive when it follows extended periods devoted to family life.

“This is the result of a legitimate human need: to have fun and think of oneself.”

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