Obscure dating websites
Within an hour of signing up as a new female member, without a profile picture or any identifying details except a user name, age and location, I was contacted by 16 men, 13 of them married.‘I had my suspicions he was cheating and thought I’d set up my own account on a few of these sites so I could have a look,’ she admits. Hacking into a database and threatening to reveal their personal details shouldn’t be condoned.’She is working on a case in which a husband signed up to an extra-marital affairs site in order to catch out his unfaithful wife.
‘It’s been incredibly hurtful — images found on the family i Pad, children involved, decades of marriage.
Founder Noel Biderman — a married father of two from Canada who set up the company with his wife Amanda — has claimed that affairs could be good for a marriage as they remove the stress of sexual frustration.
They warn that unless the site is shut down with immediate effect, they will expose its 37 million cheating users worldwide by publishing their names, addresses and explicit images online.
At first glance, the profiles seem innocent enough.
There’s Lucy, 31, from Rochester, who enjoys cooking, theatre and books, and Jack, 46, from Hampshire, who describes himself as a ‘laid-back character who travels a lot with work and loves music and sport’. Matthew, a 59-year-old Londoner, hopes to meet a woman to ‘chat about life in general, politics, faith and social justice’, while Sally, 43, from Hertfordshire, wants ‘someone to keep me on my toes and make my pulse race’.
They’d been wed for ten years, had a six-year-old son, James, and lived in a three-bedroom house in a pretty cul-de-sac.‘We had a gorgeous family and were very loving and close-knit,’ says Sarah.
‘We had a wide social circle and got on well with each other’s parents.