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Dating site specializes in cheating

With the virtual watercooler abuzz about the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, here's an NPR piece about a Web site making millions by helping people have affairs.

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Michelle Meyers
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Michelle Meyers
Michelle Meyers wrote and edited CNET News stories from 2005 to 2020 and is now a contributor to CNET.

As the virtual watercooler remains abuzz about the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, it was a bit of a twist to come across this National Public Radio piece on a Toronto-based Web site that's making millions by helping people have affairs.

AshleyMadison.com is apparently the largest dating service of its kind--its kind being those that hook people up who are already taken, sans the stigma of being a cheater. The site's tagline: "Life is short, have an affair," according to NPR.

It's also worth noting the question NPR put out there for discussion: "Is it more ethical for a married person to find someone to cheat with on a Web site specifically for cheaters or is it all equally despicable?" Interesting times...

Read the full story or follow the link to the radio piece at NPR.org: "Web site makes millions by connecting cheaters"