"I chose Gleeden precisely because it is for married people. In most marriages at some point there is infidelity, but that does not mean the marriages collapse. If people see our advertisements and are shocked, well there is no obligation.It means that the person you meet knows your situation. We can talk openly about husbands, wives and children," she said. People could easily be pushed into the act after seeing those advertisements," Margot added. Sometimes the infidelity is what saves the marriage." Solene Paillet, a spokesperson for Gleeden, said: "We didn't invent adultery. If you see a nice car in an ad, you aren't obliged to buy it.
Article 212 of the code, which is enshrined in law, was written in 1804 during Napoleonic times and states "Married partners owe each other the duty of respect, fidelity, help and assistance." The Association of Catholic Families (AFC) claims the website is illegal based on this law.
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"But here in France, people and parliament are all in agreement that marriage is a public commitment. What we are trying to do with our suit is show that the civil code - the law - has meaning." Judges in France are free to interpret these codes as they wish, meaning the case could go either way.
"Fifty years ago many more people would have been shocked by what Gleeden is offering," family law specialist Stephane Valory explained. So the courts will certainly not rule in the same way as they would have 50 years ago." Users are standing behind the website, with 44-year-old Margot telling the BBC she had no intention of leaving her husband but joined because she was sexually unsatisfied.