A woman has been exchanging messages and photos with a man she had met on a dating app only to discover that he is already married.
The two never met but they had exchanged sweet messages and naughty pictures.
But after discovering that he is married, she ended the online flirtation and contacted his wife to tell her what happened.
Explaining on Mumsnet, the woman wrote: “NC for this because I’m so ashamed of myself, I’ve been so stupid. For the last few months I’ve been chatting to a guy I met through OLD. Because of COVID we’d never met yet. I found out a couple of weeks ago he’s married and I’m gutted, I really really liked him.”
She went on: “Tonight I’ve done something I shouldn’t and I wish I hadn’t but it’s too late and I’m disgusted with myself. I found his wife on FB and I sent her a message telling her her man’s a cheat. And I sent her some photos he’d sent me in our chats.”
“Now I feel so guilty that I’ve ruined this poor woman’s life and I wish I’d never said anything. It was a stupid impulse after I’d had a couple of drinks and I wish I could take them back.
“I can see she’s read it but she’s not replied. I keep thinking of what I’ve done and going hot with shame. Why was I so stupid and destructive?”
People online divided the internet, with one person commenting: “Do you honestly think his wife is going to leave him because of a few random messages from a stranger?!”
Another wrote: “I’m not trying to make you feel bad OP but personally this is something I could never do as repercussions on wife and children could be huge, I just couldn’t live with myself.”
A third added: “I can’t believe how many people are saying this was the right thing to do! I don’t believe it’s right to get involved with other people’s lives like this and you never even met the guy?!”
Someone else said: “The wife won’t thank you, but I think you have absolutely done the right thing. She probably suspected. There is nothing worse than being the last to know.”
Another commented: “I think you did the right thing. I don’t know why people are saying you shouldn’t get involved, he literally involved you by having an emotional affair.
“I would much rather know if I was being cheated on, it saves embarrassment and shame further down the line. It’s highly likely he’s done it before and will do it again.”
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