Proof That Mother’s Day Could Be Bad For Your Marriage


Mother’s Day comes around every sec­ond Sun­day of May and every year, more women are left feel­ing dis­ap­pointed and dis­grun­tled. That’s why the Mon­day after Mother’s Day is when a lot of com­mit­ted women seem to seek sat­is­fac­tion out­side of their mar­riage or rela­tion­ship, like with an affair.

A pop­u­lar dat­ing web site designed for indi­vid­u­als seek­ing out an extra­mar­i­tal affair has found that after Mother’s Day, there’s a sig­nif­i­cant spike in the num­ber of women who are sign­ing up. On any other Mon­day, the site gets about 25,000 new mem­bers, but the major­ity (65%) of new affair seek­ers are men. How­ever, on the Mon­day right after Mother’s Day, the num­ber of new sign-ups increases to any­where between 100,000 to 150,000, and this time, 65% of the new mem­bers are women.

So, what is it about this day that leaves so many women feel­ing unhappy in their mar­riages and rela­tion­ships? “That day is a day of neglect,” says the site’s founder. “It just rein­forces that their mar­riage is going the wrong way.”

A lot of women expect the royal treat­ment on Mother’s Day, but when their hus­bands, boyfriends, and kids fail to meet those high expec­ta­tions, they’re left feel­ing frus­trated, under­ap­pre­ci­ated, and often­times angry. It’s the same rea­son why more women sign up for an affair after Valentine’s Day.

For many of these dis­ap­pointed women, it makes sense that they would seek out a sugar daddy to have an affair with. After all, who bet­ter to make you feel spe­cial than a hand­some older man who has no prob­lem show­er­ing you with flat­tery and expen­sive gifts. A sugar daddy is also more appeal­ing because a lot of them aren’t look­ing for a seri­ous, long-term com­mit­ment. There is often more flex­i­bil­ity with regards to the nature of your relationship.

We’re not say­ing that every woman who has a moment of dis­ap­point­ment in their mar­riage should rush out and find them­selves a sugar daddy to have an affair with, but it’s def­i­nitely an option. But if an affair is some­thing you’re con­sid­er­ing, or already doing for that mat­ter, just be pre­pared to deal with the con­se­quences of get­ting caught.

What do you think: Did you ever cheat because you felt unap­pre­ci­ated in your mar­riage or relationship?


Peyser, A., “Hus­bands, beware of wives’ post-Mother’s Day stray,” New York Post web site, May 12, 2014;