othing cuter than a cute girl or boy on a bike, right?
A new French dating website works off this principle.
Gleeden, which almost exclusively markets itself to married women and boasts almost two-and-a-half million users worldwide, is being targeted by conservatives and Catholic pressure groups in France due to what they call a breach of the French civil code."There are plenty of other websites out there which promote sexual contact between individuals, but what makes Gleeden different is that its very business model is based on marital infidelity," says Jean-Marie Andres, president of the AFC."But here in France, people and parliament are all in agreement that marriage is a public commitment. What we are trying to do with our suit is show that the civil code - the law - has meaning.""I chose Gleeden precisely because it is for married people.
It means that the person you meet knows your situation. We can talk openly about husbands, wives and children," she said."But let us not be hypocritical. In most marriages at some point there is infidelity, but that does not mean the marriages collapse.
The site, which is free for women, resembles a catalogue of eligible bachelors.
I caught up with a friend visiting from Paris this weekend, and he revealed that he has a new girlfriend. Men set up profiles, which read like product pages, and they can only communicate with a woman if she chooses them.
You can also specify the guy's fashion style: hippie? The bonus pack option lets you select specialty options like vegetarian, tall, tattooed, or a guy who can cook.
Her Way.com, a new site in the US, is trying this concept too, calling itself the "Sadie Hawkins" of online dating. And while it's clearly objectifying men, it's fun to see the guys sell themselves.
Sometimes the infidelity is what saves the marriage.""All we are doing is filling a demand.
Called Velibataire, it’s a play on the French word for single (célibataire) and the name of the Paris public bike system (Vélib’).
Because so many Parisians use these park-and-ride bikes to get around the city, it makes sense that you might cross a few hotties on your ride, just as you would on your daily subway commute.