- How Much Does Illicit Encounters Cost?
- Comparison of Membership Plans
- What Does the Free Trial Include?
- Current Deals and Promotional Codes
- Our Reader Reviews
- Short Review and Conclusion
Illicit Encounters is the UK’s premiere dating site for adulterers, yes you heard right! It’s a dating site that focuses purely on helping people to have extramarital affairs. And it seems that business is booming right now as they boast well over 900,000 active members on their site! But if an affair is what you are looking for, then I’m afraid at Illicit Encounters they don’t come cheap! In fact, their membership prices are the most exuberant I’ve ever laid my eyes on for a UK dating site.
However, if you are fortunate enough to be carrying then female genes then there is no need to worry about the high cost, why? Because you are entitled to a gold membership package absolutely free. And when I say free I do mean 100 percent free! You can receive and send messages without any limitations whatsoever. Now I know you guys out there probably think this is very unfair, well it is! But this does mean that they are able to maintain the very balanced ratio of men to women of 1:1, so there’s no need to worry about a sausage fest going on here.
If you’re on the fence about joining then I’ve provided full details of their different membership options below, including the latest prices, promotions, our reader reviews, as well a quick review from my side.
How Much does Illicit Encounters Cost to Join in 2022?
Illicit Encounters has four different types of membership packages. There is the standard (free) membership, gold, gold plus and also a platinum membership option. Of course each option is priced differently, with the platinum being their most expensive and exclusive option. Below you will find the latest costs for Illicit Encounters:
The prices here are really only applicable to the guys, remember that I said early that ladies get a full gold membership package for free!
Gold Membership Prices:
When upgrading from standard for first time, this is how much you will pay:
- 4 Weeks – £144.99
- 12 Weeks – £279.99
- Extend for 4 weeks before expiring – £119.99
Gold Plus Membership Prices:
- 4 Weeks – £169.99
- 12 Weeks – £349.99
- Extend for 4 weeks before expiring – £149.99
Platinum Membership Prices:
- 4 Weeks – £499.99
Now you are probably wondering exactly what is included for each type of membership, so I’ve put together the table below to help make things a little clearer.
Also Illicit Encounters will not automatically renew your membership when it expires, which is a dirty trick the vast majority of other dating websites like to use, apart from Muddy Matches! This means that you don’t need to remember to cancel your subscription, therefore avoiding a possible heart attack when your next credit card statement arrives.
There is no need to worry about people going through your credit card statements and finding out about your membership, as Illicit Encounters will not be displayed on the bill, another more discrete name is used instead.
For the above membership prices I must admit that I was somewhat disappointed to discover that Illicit Encounters also have additional costs for what they are calling IE Credits. These basically allow you to send virtual gifts like flowers, drinks and jewellery. To be honest virtual gifts are incredibly tacky and are unlikely to help you get laid. But here is what they will cost you:
- 20,000 IE credits – £49.99
- 3000 IE Credits – £19.99
Comparison of Membership Plans
The below table provides a clear comparison of the different membership plans:
What does the Free Trial Include?
When you first register on the site you will have the standard free account. This is limited in terms of features but it does allow you do do the following:
- Create a profile and add photos
- Search profiles and view photos of site members
- Send virtual kisses and gifts
- Add profiles to your favorites
And just in-case you are not sure, no I’m afraid you can’t send messages or read messages that are sent to you with the free profile. For this you would need to upgrade to a minimum of the gold membership option.
Current Deals and Promotional Codes
We are not aware of any promotional codes that are available at this time. But these do come up from time-to-time so do pop back and check.
However. There is a FREE TRIAL OFFER available at Match.com UK. Although not an affairs website, there are seems to be just as many if not more people looking for affairs here than on Illicit Encounters. And the membership fees are much more reasonable.
Our Reader Reviews
I’m still to meet someone on the site but I’m having a great time chatting with like minded women and exchanging photos. I’ve only been a member for one week so far (Gold Plus) but I’m already in contact with two great women. I was skeptical at first about the ration or men to women on the site, but fortunately it appears to be more or less accurate. I have noticed several fake profiles, but these are in the minority. Although it is still early days, my first impressions are very positive. I just hope I can keep this a secret from my wife!
Although I got off to a rather slow start, I finally met a brilliant and very discrete partner after 3 months on the site. We had a very hot, passionate and thoroughly enjoyable relationship that lasted the best part of 6 months. The sex was mind blowing! Unfortunately things came to an amicable ending when she decided to give her marriage another shot, I’ve not heard from her since so I guess it’s still going strong.
After just two days on the site I met an incredibly intelligent and handsome man. At first I was a little anxious, but we took things slowly in the beginning and our levels of intimacy grew each time we met. And wow, he showed me things that I never knew were possible, and at a time in my life when I was very depressed. I felt alive again after suffering from years of neglect. Alas, like all good things it eventually came to an end. So here I am again, hoping IC can help find me someone else to stoke my fire.
After I discovered my husband had been cheating on me for over 12 months with one of my best friends, I felt the only way I could forgive him was to have affair myself. He even gave me his approval (reluctantly) to join the site. At first I couldn’t believe that a dating site like this even existed, let alone the fact that over 900,000 people in the UK are actually members! It cost me nothing at all to join and took just 20 minutes of my time to complete my profile. Within 2 hours I already had 5 messages, one of which I replied to, and the rest as they say is history. We had a brief affair, but I knew it was not something I wanted to continue. I got it out of my system and gave 110 percent to rebuilding my marriage. Since I’m writing this 2 years later I’m very happy to say that all is going well, and bizarrely I think I have Illicit Encounters to thank for that!
Short Review and Conclusion
With over 900,000 members and a ratio of men to women of 1:1, Illicit Encounters is the most popular dating site in the UK for extramarital affairs. The site is also very intuitive to use, registration takes a matter or minutes, and there is a secure mobile phone app that helps you to keep your activities on the site hidden from your other halves.
Photos can be password protected, so there is no need to worry about anyone spotting you, or you can choose not to upload one altogether.
Unfortunately there does appear to be an issue with African spammers on the site. I was contacted by several within hours of joining, so you do need to keep your guard up and beware of any messages that sound too good to be true, or are asking for money.
Now here comes a little warning: Although the idea of having an affair might be appealing to you, they are most definitely not suited to everyone. Nor are they an alternative to working on or ending a marriage. Affairs can occasionally have a positive effect on marriages, but more often they can be very damaging and unhealthy. So please think long and hard before you consider joining Illicit Encounters.