The Ashley Madison dating site was established sometime in 2001 and as at then it was a hookup site for individuals who wanted a means of discreet escape from their marriage or relationships, which make it a perfect place to have fun. It was basically an extramarital affair site. However over the years, more people have warmed up to the idea of open marriages and hence the site still stands. Members of this dating site are from various walks of life and have enjoyed their privacy within the confines of Ashley Madison. Sadly in 2015, the site's database was hacked but they had since regained access and refortified its security. This site is highly revered by individuals who need marital escape as it is free from judgment.
This site makes use of credits which are purchased with dollars via credit card or PayPal. Members can get 100 credits to chat and communicate monthly at $49. This is the introductory plan. The elite plan offers 500 credits at $0.29/credit which spirals to $149. Lastly, the Affair Guarantee plan grants members $1000 at $0.24/credit, giving rise to $249.
Sign up and registration on this dating site is very quick and also easy. It doesn't cost more than your internet connection to sign up as it is absolutely free. All you have to do is nominate your preferences, in essence, if you're a male seeking a woman or vice versa. The site also accommodates individuals of diverse sexual orientations. After you've made your situation known, next is the limits you're up for. This could be short term, long term, erotic chats, cyber affairs, whatever excites me, anything goes, undecided and lots others. Your height, weight, ethnicity and body type will also be required of you and that's all of it. You can be done with this bit in under 5 minutes.
This sites hosts members from diverse walks of life. Individuals from 18 to 55+ can be found with different needs on this online dating site. The site witnesses more men than women, especially around the ages of 35 and 44. This is a dating site which isn't just about hookups, it's more of an outlet for experimenting and letting yourself go. This is why it is highly visited with a ton of members. Since 2015, after the hack most of the members lost their private information which was embedded in the site and due to this, it had witnessed a great decline in membership.
Ashley Madison has a host of special features with which profile building is very swift and interesting. You can activate and maintain your privacy settings with access to your profile and photos. Profiles on this site are not well detailed and they can be altered at will. Member profiles contain little information about them and users need to contact each other to find out what they're really into. However, there is total visibility of profile pictures for all site members. As usual, your profile would include your bio and a profile picture. Members cannot glance through each other's profiles and know what they're after, they have to engage in communication.
One can say this dating site favors the women more than the men. Sending and receiving messages is free for the women but the men have to pay certain stipends. Members can communicate through emails. They can send digital gifts to each other in a bid to impress. Ashley Madison has chat rooms where members can communicate and get to know themselves. Payment for communication is only applicable to the male members and if a user attempts to contact another user without credit, the receiver is notified about it first. Once that user's interest is relayed to the receiver, he/she can respond and encourage the sender to purchase credits with which he/she could use to finish the message.
The Ashley Madison dating app is available to both Android and iOS based mobile phones. Ashley Madison values member discretion so much that its mobile app is renamed ‘AM'. This app is easy to navigate and use and full featured just like the desktop version. You can enter chat rooms, send messages on the go and communicate with other members via this app.
Review by real user:
“AM is still one of the best options! If it hasnt got you laid yet take a self-critical look at how you communicate and how your profile looks or get a membership on other site or any other alternative. However, AM has worked for me a few times so I'd recommend it.” – Michael Bevan
- It is a meeting place for individuals in marriages or relationships who want an escape
- Security has been fortified since 2015
- Members chat through credits
- Females on this site use it for free
- It is very discreet with lots of privacy features
- It takes member's privacy seriously
- Charges are average
- Registration is quite easy
- Sign up is free
- Communication is via messages, emails or chat rooms
- Mobile app is compatible on both devices
- Lots of fake profiles have been reported on the site
- Profiles are less detailed and very basic