While adultery was decriminalized in France in 1975, article 212 of the French Civil Code states, "Married partners owe each other the duty of respect, fidelity, help and assistance." Many family lawyers believed the suit would succeed for this reason.Despite France’s secularism and typical laissez faire attitude towards sexual mores, Gleeden scandalized many with the release of its public advertisements in 2015, highlighting a cultural divide within the country.PARIS – Dating site Gleeden can keep singing the praises of cheating, a French court ruled Thursday in throwing out a complaint from a federation of Catholic families that the site’s business model is immoral and illegal because it encourages extramarital affairs.A Paris civil court said that promoting infidelity in advertisements wasn’t unlawful because adultery isn’t a criminal offense in France and that cheating on one’s spouse is a private matter.
It claims to be a world leader in the market of online extramarital dating, with a presence in more than 150 countries.
We have shared wonderful moments, we spent nights and even weekends together…
Sex was important, but that was not the most important thing between us… Feeling loved by another man has helped me being more self-confident.
I’ve met many charming men who have been very nice to me.
I had a relationship with one of them for over a year.
The website, Gleeden, advertises itself as “The first extramarital dating site made by women,” with a logo featuring a half-eaten apple referencing the sin of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.