About a year ago, a single male friend of mine mentioned that his efforts at finding a long-term relationship were being hamstrung by the fact that an increasing number of the women he met on dating apps were already married. I became interested in the inner lives of such women, women rebelling against the constraints of monogamy or refusing to be married in the usual way. One woman, having heard about my interest, offered to tell me about her experience on Ashley Madison, a dating app designed for married people seeking out affairs. There was an element of excitement and danger, but alongside that were feelings of loneliness, insecurity, isolation, and shame, the same feelings that made her want to cheat in the first place.
It hurts, but I’m going to defend Ashley Madison and 33 million adulterers | Van Badham
Infidelity site Ashley Madison hacked as attackers demand total shutdown
I married my high school sweetheart. In the 12 years that followed, I felt comfortable in marriage. Our sex life is satisfactory: once a week and in basic positions.
About a year ago, I found myself overcome by ennui. Having been unfaithful to my handsome, hilarious and very nearly perfect husband in the past, I was familiar with the buzz of infidelity, and I wanted to get high again. I'd read about the Ashley Madison website in a magazine article a year or two before, filing the data away for potential future use. Not long after, I looked online to see what the website purported to deliver. As a woman, my registration was free. My interest was immediately piqued.
CNN Well, at least his mama will be happy now. I want to start by acknowledging the incredible group of women that I had the privilege of getting to know this season. Thank you for coming on this journey with me. I learned so many lessons from all of you that I will carry with me. Madi, thank you for your patience and unconditional love.