Thursday, April 9, 2009

Online Infidelity Soars With Economy, Lay-offs

Losing one’s job after years with a certain company can – and even does these days – mean more than just a financial hit that will have one spending more time at home trying to find a new position. As the increasing number of members of infidelity websites (destined especially for married people looking for other married people) shows, the many lay-offs seem to have found a cure in no-strings-attached romances.

Leaving aside the moral implications of these “campaigns,” they are presented as the best method to alleviate stress and take one’s mind from the financial hardships one is facing. It’s fun, does not involve any longtime commitment and, what’s best, it implies meeting someone who faces the same risks as you do. In the UK alone, as the Daily Mail informs, not only have these websites flourished into a highly lucrative business, but the number of members is also increasing exponentially.

“In the past six months, we’ve seen a 25 per cent increase in members versus the previous six months, and it’s certainly being driven by the recession.” David Rees, the founder and director of MarriedAndLooking, says for the aforementioned publication.

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