” wrote a man who called himself Tangodeo, who posted a photograph of one of Gleeden’s defaced subway ads.
The storm unleashed by the ads reflected a deep, though often overlooked, strain of social conservatism in France, underlined, for example, by the rise of the far-right National Front party, which in addition to railing against immigrants champions traditional family values in this nominally Roman Catholic nation.
Second, it is "accepted" because sentiments have nothing to do with mathematics.
It is not in the french culture to have "Dates", with it's corrolary : first date, second date, "we are on our 3rd date and he did not kiss me, should I date an other one ?
But even in famously libertine France, the latest advertising campaign — evoking the temptations of Eve with a partly eaten apple — for a dating website geared to married women looking for affairs has spawned a backlash and a national debate.
While there were 30,000 divorces in 1960, she noted, there were 125,000 in 2012. Le Van also noted that if women were turning out in greater numbers on extramarital websites like Gleeden, it was because at least some were spying on their husbands.
Relationships are hard enough but add a guy from a different culture and you have yourself a whole new set of difficulties.
In picturesque Rambouillet, the conservative mayor asked a bus company to remove the ad on the grounds that it breached the civil code and threatened the sanctity of marriage.
An anti-Gleeden petition that was circulated on social media garnered more than 20,000 signatures, while a #stopgleeden hashtag proliferated on Twitter.“Fidelity is not for sale!