Cheating Has Gone Digital–And Yes, There’s An App For That
I suppose it was only a matter of time. After all, everything else has gone digital in the 21st century, why not cheating? The site AshleyMadison has created s sort of eHarmony-like site exclusively for married men and women looking for an extramarital affair. And yes, there’s even an AshleyMadison app for your iPhone.
Want to cheat on your spouse? Now there’s an app for that. They even have a trademarked slogan: “Life is short. Have an affair.”
And apparently it’s working. The site boasts a membership over 12 million now, but critics say this is a business built on “broken hearts.” AshleyMadison (named for the most popular female name in 2001 when the site was launched) CEO Noel Biderman says “no website or 30-second ad is going to convince anyone to cheat. People cheat because their lives aren’t working for them.”
I’m not here to judge, but it seems to me that there are better ways than using your iPhone to cheat. Still, would you use a site like AshleyMadison to digitally arrange an affair?