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Old 12-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Because I think most people seeing the ads don't really understand what it is.
If it was called "Cheat On Your Spouse.com", it'd be different.
Yeah but they stand there and say "if you're in a marriage or relationship but are looking something more..............Ashley madison find your lover here"

Not really difficult to figure that out, especially considering they've been around for years now. I don't know anyone who doesn't know what this is about at this point.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:53 PM   #42 (permalink)
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There was a big brouhaha over Ashley Madison wanting to advertise on a TTC streetcar, and AM lost. I think it was to say something like, "Life is Short, Have an Affair"

It'd be interesting to see some stats to see whether or not this simply enables people who'd cheat anyway or if it "creates" new adulterers. I'm thinking it's the former and I'm not too keen on businesses being supressed because people don't agree with their 'morals' or lackthereof.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Is it just women on the site, or men too?
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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.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:01 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Is it just women on the site, or men too?
On AM? Both I would assume.
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Yeah, it's both. My girlfriend and I signed up a while back just to see what it was.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:03 PM   #47 (permalink)
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why does this name sound familiar?

sounds like a name of someone that had an affair with a Mayor or some government official
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:06 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Yeah, it's both. My girlfriend and I signed up a while back just to see what it was.
Really?

Did you both have a lot of responses?
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:10 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Really?

Did you both have a lot of responses?
Yeah, we only set up one account - MrLongDong or something. but one thing I noticed is that 90 percent of the women on there were just looking for cybersex.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:16 PM   #50 (permalink)
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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.
Hoops... part of the problem here is that people seem to think that cheating is a "victimless crime"... when the reality is that it's far from it.

If some guy cheats on his wife and eventually gets caught what do you think the implications are going to be for his family? What happens to the kids if/when the parents divorce? How is his spouse's life going to change after this? It's a BIG DEAL.

Infidelity can destroy a family as easily as a serious drug addiction can. It's pretty serious... certainly far more serious than AM would have anyone believe.
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I set up a fake account as a woman a few years back. I said that I was a blind, overweight, chain-smoking hispanic woman. I got 5 messages within 5 minutes of being on there. It's unreal.
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I set up a fake account as a woman a few years back. I said that I was a blind, overweight, chain-smoking hispanic woman. I got 5 messages within 5 minutes of being on there. It's unreal.
desperate people, desperate measures

I got to make an account now
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I set up a fake account as a woman a few years back. I said that I was a blind, overweight, chain-smoking hispanic woman. I got 5 messages within 5 minutes of being on there. It's unreal.
that sounds kinda hot.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:25 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Hoops... part of the problem here is that people seem to think that cheating is a "victimless crime"... when the reality is that it's far from it.

If some guy cheats on his wife and eventually gets caught what do you think the implications are going to be for his family? What happens to the kids if/when the parents divorce? How is his spouse's life going to change after this? It's a BIG DEAL.

Infidelity can destroy a family as easily as a serious drug addiction can. It's pretty serious... certainly far more serious than AM would have anyone believe.
I know all about it, TORap. Believe me, brother, i know. I've never been the cheat-er. I've been the victim. I've also been the person to help facilitate the cheat.

It's all about self-control. As human beings, you have to learn to resist urges and to restain yourself. Some of have the ability to do so. And some of us don't. There's a ton of temptation in this world.

To blame AM solely is wrong. If humans had self restraint, AM would perrish and cease to exist. All they're doing is providing a forum for you to meet someone, like a lava or POF would.

It's human curiousity that does us in.
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I set up a fake account as a woman a few years back. I said that I was a blind, overweight, chain-smoking hispanic woman. I got 5 messages within 5 minutes of being on there. It's unreal.
wait... maria - is that you?!?!?!
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I got to make an account now
There are a ton of desperate guys on that site. I think they'd fuck a garden hose if it came down to that.
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wait... maria - is that you?!?!?!
Oh damn! Cover blown!....

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I know all about it, TORap. Believe me, brother, i know. I've never been the cheat-er. I've been the victim. I've also been the person to help facilitate the cheat.

It's all about self-control. As human beings, you have to learn to resist urges and to restain yourself. Some of have the ability to do so. And some of us don't. There's a ton of temptation in this world.

To blame AM solely is wrong. If humans had self restraint, AM would perrish and cease to exist. All they're doing is providing a forum for you to meet someone, like a lava or POF would.

It's human curiousity that does us in.
I know you think that the drug analogy doesn't apply but it really does..... AM to me is no different from a drug dealer... simply preying on people's weaknesses and lack of control to turn a profit.

Despicable.

There's no way in hell that I would ever justify that as a "legitimate business". But in a world where Paris Hilton can be a role model should we really be surprised? I suppose not.
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To blame AM solely is wrong. If humans had self restraint, AM would perrish and cease to exist. All they're doing is providing a forum for you to meet someone, like a lava or POF would.
Personally i'm not blaming AM as the source that's responsible for people cheating, but i am calling them out for stooping to pretty much the lowest level and making money out of it. That's what makes them so tasteless.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:38 PM   #60 (permalink)
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It's all about sex. It's the world's oldest trade.

I know if I was looking for sex, Ashley Madison would be the LAST place I'd go.
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