This story is pretty embarrassing. Last November, Rep. Anthony Weiner tried to send a photograph of himself in his underwear to a college student on Twitter, thinking it is a private message. Instead, he accidentally posted it for the world to see. Online cheating, here we go again!
First he lied about what happened (“Uh… someone hacked into my account.”). But finally, he came clean about the six different women he’d been inappropriately interacting with—including the college student. Oh, boy. He also used Facebook to cheat.
Sadly, using Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media to cheat is pretty commonplace. Cheating husbands usually send inappropriate texts and photos through services like Facebook and Twitter and use craigslist ads and dating sites to look for women to cheat with.
Weiner’s case didn’t surprise me at all. At first he said he’d never cheated, and I didn’t believe him; I know the signs of a cheating husband from personal experience, and he was showing every indication that he did more than just send a few naughty photos. And really, let’s be honest: why else would you send a photo like that to someone if you didn’t want to have sex with them?
He said that his wife (who—big shocker here—was pregnant at the time) will stay with him. I suspect she was trying to be strong through this, as her emotions were probably on fire, as most of our emotions are when we first find out. On the other hand, maybe she really believed her husband and felt that he sent the photo in fun and that no sexual intercourse happened. But in my book, he cheated. Sending hundreds of messages and having hundreds of phone conversations with various different women without your wife knowing is definitely not cool.
Speaking of various women, it’s always interesting to me that cheating husbands always put an incredible amount of trust in the other woman, only to see that trust turned against them. Women were coming out left and right to tell all about their affairs with Rep. Weiner for their fifteen minutes of fame. It’s not just famous cheating husbands who do this, either. Plenty of women who cheat with everyday, average men will use the information these men trust them with to their advantage. Newsflash: Men, you should not trust women who are willing to engage in inappropriate behavior with you fully knowing that you are married. Just like you shouldn’t trust people not to pass around any sexual photos of yourselves that “hackers” can accidentally put on Twitter.