DALLAS—Ahh, the day after Mother’s Day. Some moms are still busy sorting fresh flowers, chocolates, and the sweet cards from the kids. But according to extra marital dating site ashleymadison.com, tons of moms are, well, busy doing something else.
Ashley Madison's founder and CEO says Mother’s Day tends to magnify the flaws, the questions about choices you’ve made, which leads to making conclusions around doing something different for yourself.
Some suggest this means perhaps the half-wrapped hand blender under the Mother’s Day tree didn’t quite make the cut.
“The day after Mother’s Day, to hook up on that website, it seems as if the wife is looking for something interesting,” Stella Ragland said.
“You don’t want to be married that way. You don’t want to set an example for your kids by 'It’s okay to have every Tom, Dick, and Harry,'” Mark Barrett added.
“Let ‘em do what they want to do,” Daniel Douthitt said. “If they’re getting some socializin’ from it, let ‘em do it!”
It’s a lot of socializing going on alright. In 2012, there was a 430% increase in signups on the Monday after moms’ day—and this seems to be the climax of women signups.
“People are trying to compensate on days like Mother’s Day, Christmas, Father’s Day, in ways they haven’t been able to compensate in their lifestyle,” Chris Turner explained. “It might be a void they’re trying to fill.”
But some folks say, get off the computer and keep things at the house.
“Men are always looking for something exciting. Mothers need to stay on top of things and make it exciting for men,” Ragland added. “I agree with her,” Jerry Bisor smiled.