The pitfalls of online dating… if you’re married and looking for sex slaves
People have many reasons for pooh-poohing privacy. One reason is that privacy allows us to do bad things. A person without privacy is a well-behaved person.
In addition to letting you get away with bad things, keeping your affairs private can get you into trouble. Like, for example, if you were a Connecticut family man with millions in the bank who likes to occasionally do some online surfing for lascivious extracurricular entertainment. A person without privacy can’t maintain a secret sex life causing him to be blackmailed for hundreds of thousands of dollars:
Stephen Dent was perceived, above all, to be a family man, playing ice hockey with his two sons on the weekends, vacationing in Palm Beach and Nantucket.
But behind closed doors, the 54-year-old Greenwich, Conn., multimillionaire was a “sugar daddy” and “slave master” who courted his “sugar babies” online, lavishing them with thousands of dollars in exchange for companionship and kinky sex, according to court records.
But his sex life turned sour because he was repeatedly extorted over his flings with numerous sugar babies on the dating Web site SeekingArrangement.com, according to court records. Now police are charging a young couple with blackmailing Dent.
Court records revealed that Dent — a New England blue-blood and worth $100 million — was the “nameless victim” in at least three sexual blackmail plots, paying out more than $200,000 to keep his online sex life secret.
Dent, a Du Pont heir, likely tried to conceal his identity to avoid a blackmail situation. Maybe he had some clever pseudonym (“LookingForInDenturedLove”) for courting the 20-somethings who populate these sites. Brandon Wey, the site’s founder told the Greenwich Time, “He is obviously doing something wrong because no one else is having this problem.”
Regardless of Dent’s Internet savviness or lack thereof, the information available on us online makes it even harder to keep our identities secret there. So…. remember that and behave!
[As a side note, how are these type of sites less illegal than Craigslist's "Erotic Services"?]