IN the lead up to Valentine's Day, an online dating site has revealed that a Somerset town has the highest rate of infidelity in the UK.

Frome ranked top of the 2023 list compiled by Illicit Encounters, an online dating site for married people.

The 'infidelity index' is based on data on cheating Brits, and revealed that a whopping 7.32% of Frome's population reportedly had an affair in 2023, with a total of 1309 recorded by the site.

The figures are calculated using statistics from various websites, surveys of behaviour in different areas, and recent research on demographics.

Frome was followed by Weybridge (Surrey) in second place, which had an infidelity rate of 5.95% over the course of the year.

Other Somerset towns in the list included Taunton, which ranked 56th in the list with a rate of 3.52%, Bridgwater in 64th with 3.38%, and Yeovil in 193rd with a rate of 2.09%.

According to a survey conducted by the site on 400 members, nearly a quarter of affairs (24%) are discovered by suspicious partners going through their spouse’s phones. 

A further 20% are uncovered by a friend revealing the infidelity to them, and 17% of cheaters are busted when a spouse accesses their computer or laptop.