I read this article in today’s newspaper in awe. What is our world coming to or have I been utterly oblivious to the changes happening around me?
Canadian-based online dating website Ashley Madison boasts almost 22 million members. Sounds impressive I almost should recommend my single friends check it out. However, this may prove to be an unsuitable venue for them because with its slogan “Life is short. Have an affair”, their target conspirators are married individuals seeking to have side dishes! From their following, apparently their service is well-received.
Possibly I’m a bit antiquated but I find this really baffling. What happened to the sanctity of marriage? A union where two individuals pledge their lifelong love, care, and devotion to each other, exclusively. Adultery is naturally ageless and I’m not supposing Ashley Madison’s to blame. But for a dating site to promote infidelity is outrageous. Or do I need a different perspective on this?
Perhaps I’m living in a fairytale land of happily-ever-afters you say? So let’s be brutally honest now. If you’re planning on having affairs, why get married in the first place? Stay single and date all you want. Alternatively, you’re stuck in an unhappy marriage and need an outlet, so why not get a divorce? Clean the slate. Yes, it’s going to be painful on everyone especially the kids but is staying on in a sham of a marriage, then having extra-marital affairs, any less tormenting? It’s actually worse.
Here’s what the home page of the website looks like. That’s as far as I got. I just had to check it out for real but I’m never signing up.