Being that I’m in the business of web development and web applications, I’m pretty much game for anything online that will make life a little easier as well as make someone some money. I’d like to think of myself as fairly open-minded too. While I’d never put my name on it, the other day I thought, “I bet a ‘netflix’ for porn would make a lot of money.” Not surprisingly, with a bit of research, I found that a couple of other people thought that very same thing long before I did and had already manifested it into a monopoly of discrete, unlimited, porn rental that made its way into the homes of millions without so much as even having to step foot into a velvet curtained, corner room of a tiny, run down building with some sort of neon light in the window. I digress.
But an advertised site in New York City which matches married people up with other willing, married people to cheat on their spouses is where I draw the line. Call me a hypocrite for being open to the idea of selling online, visuals of other naked people, but if it jolts folks into doing the deed with their spouse, I would actually call myself a sort of therapist.
This is just the bad work of bad people in the world and a huge reason that, I think, we’ve all become just a little numb to the idea of adultery. This delusion of “we only live once” has snaked it’s way into our brains far enough to make people in their late 20’s and early 30’s afraid to marry because this is now the last and only person I’ll be with for the rest of my life and gives cheaters a screwed up, justification for the act of infidelity.
It might just be me, but this Q and A seems like it could be an example sentence in the dictionary for the definition of contradiction.
Does Ashley Madison encourage infidelity?
No, Ashley Madison does not encourage anyone to stray. In fact, if you are having difficulty with your relationship, you should seek counseling. However, if you still feel that you will seek a person other than your partner to fill your unmet needs, then we truly believe that our service is the best place to start. At Ashley Madison, you can communicate with other like-minded adults who may be more sympathetic to your circumstances.
Could you imagine getting online in the morning, having your cup of coffee and checking your profile like you check Facebook or MySpace to see a message you got overnight from some guy’s wife, from some kid’s mom, another person’s supposed soul mate? As helpful as the web is and as tech-savvy as we are all becoming, I think this is one instance in our quickly becoming automated lives, that I would prefer to keep inconvenient and relatively difficult. It’s a crazy thought that these people are coming up with a convenient way to end the sanctity of marriage. Wonder what a site for keeping marriages alive and happy would look like? Oh, wait…I know…Keep it spicy, America 😉