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Website promoting illicit affairs launched in PH

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:32 PM November 28, 2014
Screencap from ashleymadison.com

Screencap from ashleymadison.com

MANILA, Philippines–“Life is short. Have an affair.”

An international extramarital dating website is sure to raise many eyebrows in largely Catholic Philippines.

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AshleyMadison.com, an international online dating service for those who are already in a relationship but find themselves dissatisfied, has been launched in the country.

Christoph Kraemer, spokesman for the service, said 2,500 to 3,000 Filipinos have already signed up.

The website’s tagline, “Life is short. Have an affair,” even has a Filipino translation in a bid to attract Filipinos: Buhay ay maikli. Mangaliwa.

Both Singapore and South Korea have already banned the website.

Ashley Madison describes itself as “the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners” and also as “the world’s leading married dating service for discreet encounters.” It claims over 30,475,000 anonymous members.

To begin online dating, one must first register. The user then chooses what sort of adulterous game he or she wants to play:

  • Something short term
  • Something long term
  • Cyber affair or erotic chat
  • Whatever excites me
  • Anything goes
  • Undecided

The website allows users to chat and exchange photos as well as virtual gifts such as flowers and chocolates.

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TOPICS: adultery, Ashley Madison, dating site, Philippines, sex, technology, Website
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