A marriage of 30 years was ended after the husband had an affair with an Airbnb host.
The cheating husband’s wife, from the US, said the affair started as the couple were choosing a place to stay in Auckland, New Zealand.
The jilted spouse, who has chosen to stay anonymous, said “the twisted form of internet dating” has wrecked her marriage of 30 years.
She told the Herald on Sunday:”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.”
“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.”
“He thought her a rather sad and needy woman at the time, or at least that’s what he told me,” she said.
“I returned home to the US a week before my husband did, and that’s when our host and my husband got to know each other better.”
She thought her story could serve as a cautionary tale for others using the service, and claims it has happened before.
“I believe that what happened to me through Airbnb is not uncommon,” she said.
Despite her misfortune though she said she still loved New Zealand and was trying to be forgiving.
“But I doubt I will ever use Airbnb again because of the bad memories I have about the experience,” she said.
“It turned out to be a twisted form of internet dating in my case.”