That’s according to IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, which surveyed more than 1,400 of their male members.
Illicit Encounters spokesman Christian Grant said the North East has a reputation for attractive women.
He said: “Whether it’s Cheryl, Holly Hagan, or Vicky Pattison, Newcastle is well-known for producing some of the most attractive women in the country, so it’s not a surprise to see them fare so well among our members.”
But it may not be just the women that men are thinking about when looking for an affair.
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A 38-year-old IllicitEncounters member told the site: “While women from Newcastle are known for their looks, there’s also something to be said for the city itself – it’s a great place to go and visit, and somewhere you’d look forward to meeting up with someone, although I’d probably have to pick up some of the local lingo first.”
Mr Grant said the idea is to escape from your existing marriage, and Newcastle as a city provides some comfort, with plenty of nightlife and things to do.
Whether the North-East is proud to be the UK capital for affairs or not is up for debate.
But it doesn’t make pleasant reading if you are from the midlands, with Birmingham and Coventry making up two of the bottom three places.
Joining Birmingham and Coventry down the bottom is Liverpool, while London and Manchester round off the top three.
The full results: