Matrimonial Investigator Specialist Charlie Eagan Comments on the Pros and Cons of Extramarital Dating Websites as Ashley Madison Launches Second Asian Site

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In his work as a matrimonial investigator specialist with Edinburgh Private Detectives, Charlie Eagan comments on the increasing number of cases of adultery committed through infidelity dating sites like those of Ashley Madison.

Adultery has been going on since humans first laid a foot on this planet. Infidelity is not going stop tomorrow. These sites provide easy access for those interested in such pursuits.

CNN – Ashley Madison: Dating website makes money off infidelity in Asia’ 14/11/2013. - Some of the pros associated with these sites include the ease with which someone can find a partner to commit adultery with. While society frowns on affairs, some argue that an affair can save a marriage. People have affairs because they are searching for something they are not getting home. This does not mean that they necessarily want to destroy their home life. Finding an emotional or physical outlet to supplement their needs can make a divorce unnecessary and keep a family intact. Adultery websites can join two people with a full understanding of the extent and limits of the affair. The anonymity that these sites afford can allow this to happen without the spouse, who may not understand these needs, discovering the affair.

The cons, however, carry the most impact. There is no such thing as total security in one’s digital life. A good PC forensic technician can easily uncover a computer’s history. All a suspicious spouse needs to do is to call a private investigator with such skills. Often, spouses even catch their cheating partners out of simple carelessness. The adulterers forget that they minimized the browser and didn’t close it or they leave their email open. People routinely forget to clear their browser history. When so much emotional and financial damage can come from an affair, technology can be a fragile environment in which to hide indiscretions. And while the creators of these websites made them to promote clandestine affairs, the human heart is still at play. Even someone intending to have a casual affair may have that plan interrupted by one or both of the participants becoming emotionally invested. There is nothing about such a website, with all of its anonymity, which can prevent this from happening. The painful results can be a ruined marriage and destroyed families despite the best of plans not to let that happen. Eagan has found too many cases of unfaithful behaviour connected with such sites. He warns that people should be cautious and understand that technology does not provide a sure cover for the adulterer.

“Adultery has been going on since humans first laid a foot on this planet. Infidelity is not going to stop tomorrow. These sites provide easy access for those interested in such pursuits,” says Eagan. “While anonymity on these sites is valuable to a spouse seeking outside relationships, he is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks it is without danger. Anything done on a computer can be discovered with enough technology and the right person using it.”

Edinburgh Private Detectives ( is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are waiting for your call, so please contact Charlie Eagan on 0131 235 2014

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