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Fatal Attraction - Cheaters less likely to forgive partner's infidelity

WITH the release of the new:- 'Fatal Attraction' TV series on Paramount+ on the 1 May 2023, the reboot has led to the topic of infidelity being on everyone's lips.

The modern re-imagining of the cult film tells the story of Dan Gallagher, a man who has a passionate affair with a woman (Alex) whilst the wife (Beth) is away. Admittedly, it all goes a bit pear shaped, when Alex becomes the original:- 'bunny boiler' in the infamously hare raising scene and well… you know the rest. Ultimately, though, Dan's wife forgives the affair.

In stark contrast, a recent poll by:- IllicitEncounters.Com, of 2000 members, found that a massive 78% of people WOULDN'T forgive their partner's infidelity, despite the fact they themselves are users of the UK's largest extramarital dating site.

When asked which acts they considered to be cheating, 100% of people said sex, declaring it undeniably the ultimate deceit.

Kissing followed, with 69% of people believing a snog is a step too far, whilst 47% said sexting was considered an unfaithful act.

On the other hand, chatting online with:- someone (32%), flirting (16%) and keeping in touch with an ex (15%) was deemed more acceptable, with fewer people considering it cheating.

Peter, a member of:- IllicitEncounters.Com said:- "No 1 wants to know they're being cheated on. Personally, I wouldn't forgive my wife if I found out she was having an affair and I know that sounds rich coming from someone who is actually cheating, but I just don't think I could bear the thought of her being with someone else. I'd be asking for a divorce straight away, and I think she'd do the same, which is why I'm being so discreet about my shenanigans."

Jen, another user of the site, said:- "Ignorance is bliss. I'd be much happier not knowing that my husband's having an affair. If he told me he was seeing someone else I'd then constantly be thinking about where he is and who he's with, so I'll firmly keep my head in the clouds."

Jessica Leoni, sex and relationships expert form the website IllicitEncounters.Com, said:- "What is and isn't considered cheating is incredibly subjective. Whilst 1 person might not have an issue with their partner keeping in touch with an old flame, other people just can't stand the thought of it. It's no surprise that all members surveyed considered having sex with someone else as cheating, but the fact that the majority of those polled wouldn't be able to forgive a cheating partner was rather shocking. It turns out people who are unfaithful have double standards when it comes to having affairs, and finding out their partner's cheating is a hard pill to swallow."


Would you forgive your partner if you discovered they were cheating?

  • No - 78%

  • Yes - 16%

  • Unsure - 6%

What do you consider to be cheating?

  • Sexual activity - 100%

  • Kissing - 69%

  • Sexting - 47%

  • Chatting online - 32%

  • Flirting - 16%

  • Keeping in touch with an ex - 15%

  • Other - 12%

The hunt is on for Southport' favourite community heroes

THE National Lottery Awards are back for 2023, in search of the inspirational individuals and organisations who do amazing things with the help of National Lottery funding.

More than £126,000 of National Lottery funding went to projects in Southport in 2021/22 according to new figures released today to mark the launch of the 2023 National Lottery Awards.

A total of 16 National Lottery grants were allocated in this period, providing crucial support to arts, sports, heritage and community organisations, in Southport.

The National Lottery Awards are the annual celebration of the ordinary people and projects who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding and attracted more than 1,300 entrants last year.

Again, this year, The National Lottery is looking to highlight the exceptional work of local heroes who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in their communities, especially during these challenging times.

Any person or group who has received National Lottery funding is eligible for nomination.

Jonathan Tuchner, from the National Lottery, said:- "Since it was established in 1994, The National Lottery has continued to make a remarkable contribution to life in the UK. Thanks to National Lottery players, an incredible £47 billion has been raised for good causes, with £30 million supporting people and projects around the UK every single week. The National Lottery Awards seek to honour those who have worked tirelessly to improve the lives of the people around them. In difficult circumstances, this selfless dedication has never been more important, and we want to thank them and celebrate their incredible efforts."

The National Lottery Awards will recognise outstanding individuals in the following categories:-

• Community and Charity.

• Arts, Culture and Film.

• Sport.

• Heritage.

• Environment.

• Young Hero (Under 25's)

There will also be a Special Achievement Award to mark the accomplishments of an exceptional individual who has gone above and beyond to make the lives of people that little bit better in their local community.

England certainly shone at last year's Awards, with 3 individuals scooping accolades in total. Kevin Walker from London, aka Signkid, was honoured with the Arts, Culture and Film Award. Signkid is a deaf writer, producer and sign song rapper, who is using his art to make the music world more accessible and inclusive.

In the North East, Clive Gray, the founder and CEO of Blyth Tall Ship, was honoured with the Heritage Award. Blyth Tall Ship uses maritime heritage skills training and volunteering to improve employability, life chances and well being in the area and is aimed at people not in employment, education or training. And in the West Midlands, Sam and Emily Stables were honoured with the Community and Charity Award. After Sam nearly took his own life, the couple launched We Are Farming Minds, a charity which aims to break the stigma surrounding isolation, loneliness and mental health that is prevalent within the farming community.

Individual winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up of members from The National Lottery family and partners and will win a £5,000 cash prize and an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy.

In addition, any projects that have benefitted from National Lottery funding are eligible to enter the Project of the Year category. These nominees will be whittled down to 16 finalists, with a UK wide public vote, in September, deciding the winner.

To make your nomination for this year's National Lottery Awards, using the hashtag #NLAwards on Twitter, also you can suggestions or complete an entry form through the Lottery website. Entries must be received by midday, on:- 16 May 2023.

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