What If You Run Into Your Own Spouse Via An Online Dating Site?

from the whooooooops dept

Honestly, it sounds like the plot to some bad movie, but a news report going around claims that a husband and wife in Jordan who had been separated and living apart for several months both logged into some online dating site. They felt they matched what each other was looking for and started to build up an entirely online relationship with each other. They had even arranged to get married before they decided to meet. Of course, when they showed up to "meet" each other for the first time and realized (ooops) they were already married to each other it wasn't exactly the happy reunion you find in after school specials. The man immediately divorced her on the spot (as is the custom, by saying so three times). The woman then fainted. So much for happy reunions thanks to online dating sites.
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    thecaptain, 7 Feb 2005 @ 9:54am

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    I was thinking about this and its really not THAT far-fetched.

    I mean, you have 2 people who got married and if it wasn't an arranged marriage and the marriage did work for a while then its logical that 1) they have a lot in common and 2) they have a lot to offer that the OTHER person is searching for and 3) the qualities they offer to their mates may not be apparent in day to day life (either because of boredom, stressful relations etc...). So it makes sense that they WOULD stumble upon each other on a dating site (especially since many of these allow you to qualify on things you are looking for).

    However, I can see that it wouldn't have a happy ending as this confirms that BOTH mates are untrustworthy (however if they were separated to begin with...it might just show them they have a shot at working things out).

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