The Association of Catholic Families in France (ACF) has filed a civil case against an on-line dating agency, accusing it of illegally promoting infidelity.
Under the 1810 code, a woman caught in adultery could be imprisoned for up to two years – while a man received only a fine.
Many online dating services claim to be free, and then surprise you with charges for features such as contacting other members, extensive searching, viewing profiles or photos.
Connecting Singles is a totally free-to-use online dating service (everything free) for singles in France .
It has smaller operations in the US and other countries.
Under the Gleeden model, women do not pay to be registered on the site.
Men buy credit, opening up different levels of access to registered women.
Though accurate information on this is impossible to obtain, Gleeden says 80 percent of the people who use it are indeed married. She has been married for many years, but says she is unsatisfied sexually. In most marriages at some point there is infidelity, but that does not mean the marriages collapse.
However she has no intention of leaving her husband. Sometimes the infidelity is what saves the marriage. If people see our advertisements and are shocked, well there is no obligation.
If you see a nice car in an ad, you aren’t obliged to buy it.
You make your own mind up.y organising relationships between married people, it is possible to argue that Gleeden is inciting couples to violate their civic duty. In a case like this the courts will also take into account the changing moral values of modern society. Fifty years ago many more people would have been shocked by what Gleeden is offering. So the courts will certainly not rule in the same way as they would have 50 years ago.
That may well be true because 50 years ago the old penal code was still in force, which made adultery an actual crime.