Who wants to be a homewrecker?

Hypothetical question:

First off, if you’re a committed relationship, imagine you’re not.

Next, imagine you run into the most sexually appealing person you’ve ever met. (For simplicity, I’m going to use “she” throughout, but feel free to mentally switch pronouns to fit your preference.) She’s extremely attractive, she moves in the all right ways, and she seems to be interested in you. But then you find out she’s married.

You’re sure she isn’t interested in leaving her husband, and you’re also sure she’ll gladly have an affair with you if you want to. The risk of getting caught seems unlikely, but not impossible.

What do you do?

Your Quadell

Never-never, ever-ever with a married women. If it’s ever happened to you, you’d know why.


I’d run as fast and as far as I could.

I know this will ruin my reputation on this board, but that is what I would hope I was strong enough to do.

But I’m married too.

" The opposite of love isn’t hate, it’s indifference."
Elie Wiesel

Voted SDMB Biggest Flirt (Female) and Least Shy (No Mom, I have no idea why they think that)

No way. as tempting as it might be, I just couldn’t do it.

You say “cheesy” like that’s a BAD thing.

Looks like it’s unanimous so far. Count me amongst those who think it a bad idea.

Count me as one who has been there (me single, him married). Lasted for 2 years.

Trust me, run FAST!

Pardon me while I burst into flames.

Ask the husband what he thinks first.

Been there (as the cuckoldee). The only good thing that came of it was that I learned that it wasn’t worth investing any more time and emotion in a failing relationship.

The problem is that what is at first just sex, always gets more complicated, but impossible to pursue, and it sucks. What, me, bitter?

Been there. Done that.


I wouldn’t want a man who would be willing to cheat on his wife. That would turn me right off.

Don’t do it. I’ve been in both situations. (me single/him married and me married/him single, both different men) It’s not worth it.

Let’s say that you decide to have an affair with her an she leaves her husband for you. Would you ever be able to trust her. After all, if she cheated on him, she’ll cheat on you.

That John Denver’s full of shit man!

Well, I’ve been in that situation too. The wife told me that her husband and her had an “open marriage.” It turns out that they had different opinions on the subject. My “affair”, if you want to call it that, was very short-live in any case (less than a month.)

An of course it wasn’t worth it.

Agreed. You have to draw the line somewhere. Guys have a habit of get killed in particularly nasty ways for messing with other guys’ wives.

Run, Run like the wind!

If you say it, mean it. If you mean it, do it.
If you do it, live it. If you live it, say it.

Joe Cool

Run. Definitely.
– Sylence

“Excuse me, are you reading Torah and eating crayons?”

Been there, done that. Run. Do not think, do not argue, do not ruminate. End it immediately. Don’t worry about what you’ll miss out on, don’t worrry about “hurting their feelings”. Run.

Experience has convinced me there are three sure tickets to hell (and I don’t necessarily mean a metaphysical place);
Messin’ with married women.

I say go for it.

No, I’m just kidding. It’s really a dumb idea.

Hmm, looks like Surgoshan’s just learned a little something.

Big No. Aight.

::Pulls out his list of ‘women to have sex with’ and crosses out all the marrieds::


I sold my soul to Satan for a dollar. I got it in the mail.