I forget what I was watching the other night, but I certainly remember the commercial that came on. It was advertising MyMarriageMatters.org, but it was blasting a site called AshleyMadison.com.
I noted both sites and knew I was going to look into it. It was too crazy!
Basically, a man came on saying he was an advocate for marriage, and he was so outraged by pro-adultery sites like AshleyMadison.com that he was taking a stand. He wanted others to join his pro-marriage movement and send a message (maybe even sign a petition?) against AshleyMadison.com.
My very first thought was, “Wow. This guy must be wealthy. How’d he come up with the cash to launch a TV campaign?” (Well, my very first thought was, “Is this for real or a joke?”)
Anyway, so I did some checking into it. I’m not sure what’s going on. I went to MyMarriageMatters.org. It’s a super simple site. There’s a link to an anti-Ashley Madison petition, as well as the commercial I saw. (Which I’ve included below.)
However, I’m wondering if it’s all not just a clever rouse to advertise Ashley Madison and their “guaranteed discreet affair” service.
I’m not the only one who wonders that. I came across a post on Manogamy.com stating the facts of what they termed the “Ashley Madison debacle.”
Apparently the blogger of Manogamy got dragged into it somehow. I also came across a vlog he did explaining his side of things on YouTube while searching for the MyMarriageMatters commercial. (I also posted that below.) He has his doubts about the validity of the MyMarriageMatters.org site too. Crazy stuff!
All of it’s nuts. I had heard tell of companies offering to help you cover up your affair, but Ashley Madison’s slogan is pretty provocative. “Life is short. Have an affair.”
And the image on their site is even more provocative. It’s a blurred image of a shirtless man in slacks with a woman perched suggestively by his groin undoing his buckle. Every man’s fantasy I suppose.
I also found it interesting they’ve been featured on Hannity (shocker), Howard Stern (not a shocker), TIME (shocker), BusinessWeek (semi-shocker), Sports Illustrated, and Maxim (no shock there!).
Anyway, that’s pretty ballsy if they’re doing a reverse slam campaign to advertise their site and services.
But if they’re not and MyMarriageMatters.org is legit, then more power to them for taking a stand.