When we refused to comply, he asked us for our picture to compensate.Eventually, when we got talking about what led him to this site, he started complaining about his wife.She would be asleep by the time he reached home, and they didn’t have common days off.
He said she was “fat”, and that “the last time they had sex was over a year ago”.
While Sehgal said he has never slept with someone outside marriage, he insisted that all his “friends regularly cheated on their wives.” Easy way out Sean Joseph, a 29-year-old BPO employee, had a timing issue with his wife, he said.
Like the others that we chatted with, he, too, said that he had never cheated on his wife, who was a homemaker.
His sex life was not entirely inactive (they had sex once a month only when his wife wanted to) either, but it clearly lacked the zing.
After interacting with several men on this platform for almost over two weeks, we realised that most of them relied on the Internet because leaving behind the baggage of the real world seemed like a tempting offer.
However, going by how we were flooded with requests, Indian men probably don’t stand a chance to cheat on too many real women on such dating sites.During our interactions, the reasons the men shared with us for cheating ranged from boredom, to an inactive sex life and even general intimacy issues.The first person who approached us was a 43-year-old businessman, named Shekhar Sharma. While he frequently asked us if we were “okay with having sex with an unknown person”, he refused to tell us why he was so eager to cheat on his wife.A survey conducted across 40 countries last year, by the Pew Research Centre, USA, found that 62% of Indians had no issues indulging in extramarital affairs.It is no surprise then, that several Indian users seem to have contributed to making a French website — which provocatively calls itself “the first extramarital dating site made by women” — a virtual hit. “You can meet married or attached men and women from all over the world,” it says, while asking the user to “be honest about your marital status.” The irony couldn’t be more palpable.Soon after gaining popularity, the site also earned its fair share of criticism for “promoting extramarital affairs”.