Dating as we Westerners think of it, involves trial and error.Our parents and our society encourage singles to go out with a number of different people.At the same time, he was honest enough to reveal to us that he hadn’t been lucky with any women so far, and that he was only looking to have safe sex with someone to satisfy his urges.Among the many signals or actions available on the website, users have a choice to add people to their list of ‘favourites’. However, after adding us to the list, he didn’t contact us. He had been married for a little less than a decade.No female appeal As expected, our male profile got no takers.But the female profile had a flurry of requests from potential partners.However, he wasn’t as secretive about his intentions.He left us a few messages, giving us a fixed time at which to chat, and insisted that we meet as soon as possible.
The first person who approached us was a 43-year-old businessman, named Shekhar Sharma. While he frequently asked us if we were “okay with having sex with an unknown person”, he refused to tell us why he was so eager to cheat on his wife.Instant satisfaction Most of the Indian men who approached us on this site wanted to set up a meeting at the earliest, almost as if time was running out.Amit Sehgal, 49, was a stockbroker and married to someone who is “employed” (he didn’t specify her profession) for over 20 years.In a bid to understand what it is that leads married men and women in India to cheat on their partners, we decided to interact with some firsthand.We created two profiles on the site (with no photographs) — one of a 30-year-old married man, and the other, a 30-year-old married woman, both from Mumbai.When we refused to comply, he asked us for our picture to compensate.