Stocks and the City

By Reuters Staff
May 5, 2009

The amorous intentions of the British are intimately connected to the performance of the stockmarket, extra-marital dating website illicitencounters.co.uk says.

It notes that although the website has been running since 2004, by far the biggest jump in membership has been in the past 12 months, when it leapt to 310,000 from 180,000 in the previous fiscal year.

“We’re not financial analysts here, but we have noticed a sharp increase in the number of new profiles posted – each time the FTSE moves dramatically, up or down,” says Sarah Hartley, spokesperson for the site.

The site previously reported a surge in membership in the aftermath of the collapse of Lehman Brothers last September, “suggesting the credit crunch had made way for the ‘lingering lunch’”.

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Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘growth industry’.

Posted by John Lamble | Report as abusive

This is the figurative form of hot property investment.

Up _and_ down???

Posted by Ian Kemmish | Report as abusive

Down here in North Devon we don’t bother too much about that there stock market mumble jumble. We’re always right up for action.

Posted by Chris. Hammond | Report as abusive