This is weird. A dating/cheating website is running a ‘Win a Divorce’ competition. You can’t blame these websites, people are going to cheat regardless. However, even though promoting cheating may be morally wrong, I have to side with the website on their reasoning behind the contest. Check out the details on the bizarre contest here…
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Cheating website Maritalaffair.co.uk has decided to take advantage of couples at their lowest, with the launch of a ‘Win A Divorce’ competition. Visitors to Maritalaffair.co.uk can enter their email address with a chance of winning a prize of £1,800 (approx. $2900) towards legal fees involved in a divorce.
The competition was launched following the most recent figures from the Office of National Statistics, showing divorce rates increased 4.9 per cent in 12 months – the first rise in divorce rates in eight years.
The competition has sparked controversy nationwide. Sharon Kell, founder of Coco Moon, a dating site in Newcastle, told BBC Newcastle in a debate dedicated to the issue:
‘It has to be morally wrong on every level to encourage you to have an extra-marital affair, and then say “by the way if you get caught we’ll pay for your divorce” – that is surely wrong on every level.
Paul Graham, Managing Director of Maritalaffair.co.uk, defended the competition, saying:
‘People have an increasing desire to make the most of their lives, and if that means moving on to a new relationship then so be it. To make things more difficult, many people feel compelled to cheat because they can’t afford the legal fees associated with filing for divorce. We’re giving someone who isn’t happy in their marriage a “get-out clause” from the costly process of ending it.’