TelegraphThe setting is the quiet corner of an Italian restaurant in the City; the players are George, an IT specialist, and Zoe, who wears a pretty dress and a big smile; they drink an especially good bottle of wine and when they get to coffee he reaches over and kisses her on the mouth. She surprises him by kissing him back. To onlookers it might be the classic opening scene of a traditional romance. Yet both parties are married to other people, whom they have no intention of leaving. Although they will go on to enjoy all the spoils of a relationship, from intimate phone calls to Christmas shopping trips and, of course, regular sex, this is understood from the outset. They are in fact launching into a “playfair”, a 21st-century affair in which would-be adulterers meet, via specialist dating websites, to enjoy the excitement of an illicit relationship without any of the domestic fallout. Alongside the internet dating revolution, these “playfairs” are evidence of a potentially dramatic shift in British marriage. As dating websites open up a global shop window of sexual possibilities, as life expectancy continues to rise and we become increasingly sexually aware, how can we still take the crushing old rules of fidelity, that turn marriage into a prison, for granted? Why should we not be able to recapture the heady thrills of youth, while protecting a secure home life? The time has come, alongside the technology, to redraw the rules of marriage for the 21st century. Just as the Pill opened up premarital sex in the Sixties, the internet is opening up a whole new culture of affairs among married people. Sex has become a major leisure activity of our time, accessible to everyone, married or not, rich and poor. It’s time to start honing our seduction skills and join the playground.

Preach! The time has come! A revolution is here. Playfairs are going to take over the world. You know how happy everyone would be if you could hang out with your wife, make a couple kids, watch TV together on Sunday nights, and fuck internet chicks on the side? That would be the happiest life of all time. Ladies too. This is a 2 way street. Actually this probably works out best for you. You can marry the fat funny guy. The “nice” guy. The lovable teddy bear. And get your brains F’d out by some European jiggalo on the side. Thats a dream come true.

Bottom line is divorce rates keep going up and the internet keeps getting cooler. Chicks are reading these kinky books and they wanna fuck now too. The whole world is moving in the direction of “Lets all fuck.” Find a partner to shack up with and buy a house with and accompany you to social events and swing your dick off. I guarantee you 8 billion people will be smiling ear to ear.