Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever
I'm sorry Hoops but I can't agree with that stance at all.
There is a HUGE difference (as others have said) between a site that exists for the purpose of "social networking" and a site that ACTIVELY promotes and ecourages infidelity. I've used Lavalife in the past (actually found my ex g/f on there who I was with for 2 years) and while there ARE people on there who are just looking for booty calls that's certainly not what ALL people there are looking for.
I don't know dude.... should we legalize all drugs (crack, cocaine, meth, e, etc..) because "people just want to high and they're going to do it anyways?"
You're an ADULT. If you can't exercise even the slightest bit of control then DON'T get into a relationship and DON'T get married.
And if you want to fool around with married women (or married men for the girls out there) just be prepared to reap what you sow.
TORap, brother, you're in the minority of the guys who goes onto these dating sites. Most guys who go on lava go on for booty calls, and I stated as such. I said that 75-80% of the guys on lava/POF are looking solely to hook up. I didn't say all. The only reason why I know this is because I worked for lava as a summer intern for 2 years about 7-8 years ago. There are a TON of men and women who use the "intimate encounters" section. Check on YouTube for the Lava ads from a few years ago - they do promote their intimate encounters section. I know POF is worse than Lava because it's not a pay site, so anything pretty much goes. I also have a lot of female friends who are on that site and I've seen it for myself - pretty much every email they get on that site is "You're pretty. Do you want to hook up?". If you throw enough shit on the walls, some of it is bound to stick.
As for the "should we legalize hard drugs?" question - I don't believe we should. It's much different than two people who want to hook up for sex. There's no law that prohibits people from linking up if they want to. However, there are laws in place to prevent the trafficking of these drugs because it's worse on a whole for society. Is it going to prevent people from getting it? Probably not. Point is, if people want to do something and they have their mindframe set on accomplishing something, chances are, they will. Advertising or not.
Don't know why people pay an exuberant sum for Ashley Madison when there a lot of cheaper alternatives out there. If AM can make a profit on it, good on 'em for prospering during a recession. Then again, you never know if these encounters lead to a new relationship developping. Once again, I'm not condoning it. I'm just playing devil's advocate.