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Second-most Cheater Friendly City in Canada

By Karen Stewart

Saskatoon Saskatchewan River
Saskatoon is the second-most cheater friendly city in Canada?

The highly controversial dating website Ashley Madison has put out their per capita numbers for their site and apparently, Saskatoon ranks in at number 2 of the cheater-friendly cities of Canada. AshleyMadison.com is a site that encourages adultery through online dating and is apparently making a big splash in the western Canadian market.

Canadian viewers were likely a bit dumbfounded by these numbers, because Saskatoon is known as a wholesome, conservative small city. Who knew that the community was up to what some would consider socially deviant behaviour? Since this came as such a shock I had to ask myself…why?

Behind the Cheating in Saskatoon

The answer came very clearly after speaking with Sharon Fertuck with Fairway Divorce Solutions in Saskatoon, since her husband has worked out of town in the mines for 20 years. “When your significant other spends a lot of time away from home, it can put a strain on any marriage. I was one of the lucky ones to avoid that situation. My husband now works locally, and that is a big relief for the family,” Sharon comments.

After speaking to Sharon the pieces fell together that yes, Saskatoon is a mining city, and is becoming more highly involved in the Oil & Gas industry. This leaves many couples separated for weeks at a time which can put a strain on any relationship. I know the old saying goes “distance makes the heart grow fonder,” but it’s more “distance makes the heart wander”. With that much time apart it is only a matter of time before AshleyMadison.com is in your browser history.

Saskatoon has also witnessed an increase in wealth in the last few years which could cause insecurities in a marriage. “More money, more problems” as they say. With all the economic growth and positive things happening in the Saskatoon area, the messy tends to follow. If you find that AshleyMadison.com is wreaking havoc in your relationship and there is no chance for reconciliation, Fairway can reduce your stress by working with you. Fairway does not promote divorce, but they do promote a fair approach. Our process causes less stress and destructive behaviour.