In this post, I’ve had a close look at the famous Ashley Madison brand and what their out of the ordinary dating website really entails.
If you are curious enough, you can “click to this page on Ashley Madison” which allows you to use their site and register an account for completely free.
What is Ashley Madison?
Ashley Madison is a popular online dating and social networking service intended for the use of people who are in a relationship or married.
Since it’s launch in 2001, the Canadian company has been re-branded as Ruby Corp. and it’s CEO is Rob Segal. The website has also changed it’s slogan from, “Life is short, have an affair.” to “Find your moment”.
The idea behind the website is simple, and it’s strength is in free accounts, huge number of users and simple interface that delivers on what it promises. At the bare minimum to successfully find matches, you have to inform your relationship status, location, sexual tendencies and write a short description of yourself.
Also, it’s highly recommended to include an anonymous profile picture. Images can be easily blurred or parts like eyes marked out with a color.
The kinds of relationship matches you may find are;
- Male seeking females (attached or single)
- Female seeking males (attached or single)
- Male seeking males (single or none)
- Female seeking females (single or none)
You are then free to browse the website and look for interesting profile matches in the are of your choice, as many prefer to use it while traveling.
Is Ashley Madison worth it?
Is an affair worth it is a heavily subjective question and not something I would judge, yet I can definitely vouch for the worthiness of the site.
A lot of niche specific dating sites have become popular because you can;
- Be honest and go straight to the point.
- Avoid personality questionnaires that large sites rely on for matching.
- Save time by quickly finding likeminded people.
And to get the job done, everyone is looking for the most popular site for reliability, good ratio on females/males and abundant opportunities.
For the good and the bad, over the many years of operations, Ashley Madison has been able to reach that. A name that is here to stay.
Ashley Madison in the stats;
I believe the statistics speak for themselves, myself I have moderate experience of any other affair website but neither see reason to venture elsewhere.
- More than 60 million paid members.
- For every male account there is 1.11 active female accounts.
- 5.3 million new members in 2018 alone.
- Since 2016, they have been required to inform by law, the number of actual users and the exact number of women using their services.
So you can see that they are popular, among both men & women.
How to beat the crowd?
Some have argued that such a huge user base can also increase competition but according to my observations this has increased quality.
To survive in the pack, you need to be the unique self that everyone is and there is no better way to stand out (and succeed) than saying things straight.
You save your time by finding matches faster.
My experience has been largely positive by having that attitude from the start, saying “hey, it’s free. I’ve got nothing to loose’. And it worked.
Ashley Madison Controversy;
It’s a tool and it’s here to stay. Unlike other sites that scam you, we are lucky to have one that is reliable and trustworthy — as a tool.
Emphasis, because as with anything that has such great potential. It will also breed potential for abuse, which is still a much better option than…
Let me share someone’s personal experience of Ashley Madison for a truthful answer how someone may use the website with dignity;
Anonymous writes; I was about 60 years old and retired at the time when I joined with Ashley Madison. Also I had been married for more than 30 years.
I didn’t want to hurt my wife and enjoyed living together with her, so I felt no need to through the trouble as well as pain of a divorce.
But after 15 years without sex, I was simply fed up. While I was able to, I still wanted one more sexual relationship. I wanted it to be an intimate friendship, where I could talk openly, even about my marriage.
Before I started, I thought that my chances of finding such a partner was zero. But it turned out that I succeeded beyond all my dreams. As a result I’ve had more sex in my 60’s than in my 20’s with three wonderful partners.
My first affair was with a woman who had never been married and it lasted for two months. The second affair was a similar length with a widow. As for the third affair, she came from a similar background of a sexless marriage. The latter has lasted for two years now and we hope to be lovers until our death.
The FTC settlement;
In 2016, Ruby Life Inc. which owns the site (former Avid Life Media), settled with the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in relation to allegations concerning their past business practices.
Basically, they were accused of the same thing all swinger sites are doing which is adding fake female accounts to make their site attractive.
Nevertheless, they settled the case by conforming to a court order to publish accurate and real membership numbers, including that of females.
Coincidentally, this has had a positive impact on their business since now they are consider as the most trustworthy social networking service for women and men, who are married or in a relationship.
Further speeding up their growth.
Which countries and languages are supported?
It’s important to note, that while Ashley Madison is available in 53 countries, the website interface supports no more than 15 languages.
Currently available website interface languages are; English, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), German, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Italian, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Japanese, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Hebrew, Korean and Russian.
And countries available for free registration; United States (USA), Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, South Africa, France, Belgium, Greece, Japan, India, Portugal, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Peru, Luxembourg, Israel, South Korea, Macau, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Turkey, China, Pakistan, The Philippines, Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Estonia and Crimea.
If your countries is not on the list, then unfortunately the Ashley Madison services won’t allow you to proceed to registration to the website.
What is your take on Ashley Madison?
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