There’s nothing like a romantic getaway with your hubby to keep things fresh after three decades of marriage.
At least, that’s what an American tourist thought when she and her partner booked a recent trip to New Zealand.
Unfortunately, a rather overzealous Airbnb host threw a spanner in the works by having an affair with the woman’s husband.
“Our host was a single middle-aged woman who was unusually solicitous and intrusive during our stay, calling periodically to ask if everything was all right and even asking to come by to make sure that the cleaning ladies were doing a good job,” she told the New Zealand Herald, anonymously.
“My husband, who had arrived a few days before I did and met the host first, told me on my arrival that the host had gratuitously told him many personal details about herself and her past relationships.”
The woman says her husband described the host as a “rather sad and needy woman” at the time but when she returned to the US a week early they “got to know each other better”.
We’re not sure how she discovered the fling exactly, but we do know it ended a 30 year marriage.
“I thought our marriage was imperfect but solid,” the woman said. “My husband and I are now in the midst of a divorce, and he and our Airbnb host are still in a relationship.”
She described what happened as a “twisted form of Internet dating” and decided to tell her story because, apparently, such indiscretions are not uncommon in the Airbnb community.
Has she ruled out a return to New Zealand? No.
“But I doubt I will ever use Airbnb again because of the bad memories I have about the experience,” she said.
We’re guessing she gave the host a zero star review.
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