Okay, so apparantly I am (once again) lagging behind: extremely, since this site I just ‘discovered’ exists since 2008 and had soooo much media attention. But, still, I’m so in shock that I have to share this. So, is this just a Dutch thing? Like, HEY WE’RE SUPERTOLERANT BECAUSE WE’RE DUTCH SO LET’S DO THIS! Or something in that logic?
I was driving my car – which is the only place where I listen to the radio – and heard this lady voice during the commercials. She sounded like a powerlady – saying with a tempting voice: “Happily married? I am”. Then she said: www.secondlove.nl. At first, I misunderstood what she was saying. I thought: SECOND LIFE? Hey, I know that shit, I wrote a paper about that once: it’s like a SIMS on the internet where people actually have virtual businesses earning big money and all that. But well, that is another story.
I will give you some hints now: though you probably already knew this site ages before today, as I am superslow in hearing about these things hahaha.
Back to the radio, and that lady with her tempting voice. And Second Love.nl.
The supertolerant people thought something like, yo yeah, let’s make this online datingsite for cheaters. SECOND LOVE. What I great IDEA.
We all know that people cheat. It’s something of all times. Monogamy almost never works out. So, yeah, why not? It’s Adam Smith’s invisible hand must have thought when the creators of SecondLove.nl decided to launch this site. Well, it’s at least one step of getting rid of the taboo that rests on cheating. I am just wondering how it works, like, the profiles? Are people using their real names? Then your spouse or hubbie could so easily find out that you are cheating? So then people use pseudonyms? Then what would happen you find a second love on this site, arrange a date, and then the person you’re meeting turns out to be your partner? See THAT would be an interesting story.
This journaliste actually arranged a date to see how the site works . The story is published in a Dutch newspaper magazine thingy, so – sorry – it’s in Dutch. See the article in VROUW here)
Here is another in English but it is not even half as interesting mhahahha.
Thanks for reading