This thought-provoking new study gathers for the first time the confessions of people who have had, or are having, or are looking to have affairs through the secretive chat rooms dedicated to extra marital affairs. The book reaches the surprising conclusion that the internet is changing the nature of marriage. Extra-marital affairs set up through the internet are often beneficial discrete `holidays' from a loving long-term relationship - though there are some horror stories, too. Interestingly, the book finds that, more than ever, women are holding the power in these dalliances.
Catherine Hakim is a ground-breaking social scientist and expert on changing attitudes and theories on the position of women in society. Her previous book is the widely-debated Honey Money: Why Attractiveness Is the Key to Success (2011), translated in over 10 languages. Catherine Hakim started her research for The New Rules was started in 2006. She lives in London.