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Internet Takes Leg Work Out of Cheating

07/18/2014 01:29 pm ET | Updated Sep 16, 2014

The attention given to Justin Harris, whose computer showed he'd read online about leaving children in a locked car and what it's like to serve time before his 22-month-old son was found dead in his car, made me anxious about searching for sites offering extra-marital affairs. I hope bloggers are given a pass. What I learned is that cheating is easier than ever with sites like Heated Affairs.com, Erotic Affairs.com and Affairs Club.com. You need not buy someone a drink nor do you have to come up with a convincing line. All you need is a password and you're on your way to extra-marital sex. Even before you sign up, you can see photos of "lovely me" and "nikkicutie."

HeatedAffairs.com claims to have over 40 million members worldwide, giving us reason to question the value of marriage vows. It makes the point that having an affair with someone in your own crowd is risky, overlooking the possibility of "lovely me's" spouse deciding to become one of the over 40 million members and coming across his wife's photo.

Emily's list probably doesn't review these sites, but there are sites saying which can be trusted. Trust may not be all important to this group. I wouldn't be surprised to find that cheating sites are run by the same people who run sites with names like, "Catch a Cheating Spouse."

Have you ever looked at a cheating site? Feel free to answer in the comment section; it's discreet.

Though a recent poll found that the percentage of our elected officials who cheat is consistent with the rest of the population, I paid tribute to politicians who've been caught in cheating scandals, embedding their photos into a mosaic design (from my Breaking News Series). How many do you recognize? Again, use the space provided for comments. I ask that you do both things before rushing to check out nikkicutie.

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