(Originally composed July 2009)
'cuz this is JUST what our society needs. The
Really. Yes that's right...married people.
It's an online dating service for unhappy married people looking to have an affair. He claims 70% of all marriages will involve some sort of infidelity and they should have somewhere to turn after all, other than on-line dating services geared for singles.
The very charming tag-line on the website is "Life is short. Have an affair". Really!
Not to mention that the print ads and TV commercials are borderline p0rn*gr@phic.
The CEO claims that monogamy is hard and that people should have their own safe, discreet place to find that special someone if they are unhappy in their present marital relationship. He says the concept of marriage is undergoing tremendous change in the 21st century and they are just a vehicle to help move people thru that change. The saddest part is right now, they are boasting 3.72 million registered members. (UPDATE!!!! Now in 2015 it boasts 39 million users! 39 million people seeking to have an affair. REALLY!!!)
Here's the blurb from the website...
Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating. As seen on Hannity, Howard Stern, TIME, BusinessWeek, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, USA Today. Ashley Madison is the most recognized and reputable married dating company.Our Married Dating Services for Married individuals Work. Ashley Madison is the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners. Have an Affair today on Ashley Madison. Thousands of cheating wives and cheating husbands signup everyday looking for an affair. We are the most famous website for discreet encounters between married individuals. Married Dating has never been easier. With Our affair guarantee package we guarantee you will find the perfect affair partner. Sign up for Free today."
Hebrews 13:4 (NIV) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
God help us.