- For a platform that encourages extramarital affairs, Ashley Madison has quite a number of members all over the world. It is estimated to be in millions
- Special feature include the “TravelingMan” where you can send messages to 30 women living in a certain area you are traveling to so you can get to know them before your arrival
- Has an active community seeking affairs
- Majority of the members are middle-aged men
- The site primarily targets male customers looking for women
- Basic information needed upon signing up
HOW IT WORKS
Landing through the website does not give you the overall feel of what Ashley Madison has to offer. It is very discreet, which is understandable and to gain access, registration is needed. The homepage only includes the tagline, the sign up page, and buttons to the link where you could download the app
Signing up and creating an account is an easy process and it won’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete necessary information. However, you have to follow every steps in the process as it won’t allow you to skip. It is also necessary to add a profile photo.
Just like Victoria Milan, another dating site that promotes extramarital affair, you can have the opportunity to conceal or blur your photos for privacy. If you want to share a clear photo, you can give an access key, generated through the site, to a potential match.
Signing up for Ashley Madison is completely free. There are also features that you can enjoy for free in the site but in order to fully utilize some of its features and functions, members are urge to subscribe to the premium membership with fee.
FINDING YOUR MATCH
- After signing up and completing your profile, you can begin searching for matches right away. The search function of the site is very easy to use. The result is also neat and will provide you with potential matches in a gallery format complete with match’s nickname, location, and age.
- You can freely visit the profile of a potential match in the site. You can also browse it and view photos for free. Remember that most profiles in Ashley Madison only contains basic information as members are trying to be discreet as possible so that they won’t be caught cheating.
Below are the special features for member of Ashley Madison:
Favorites List. This feature lets members put together a list of favorite profiles. You can add up to 100 profiles in the list and this is free for all the members.
Discreet Photos. Another free feature, this allow you to conceal your photos by blurring it or adding effects like masks. You can give an access key via the platform to other members who wants to see a clear version of your photo.
Sending winks. This is a free and easy way to tell someone you are interested in them. You can easily find this option at the profile page of the person you are eyeing.
TravelingMan. This feature allows a man to send messages to up to 30 women who live in a particular area. Perfect for men who are looking to have a hookup to place they will be traveling to.
Priority Man. This paid feature is all about giving your profile a boost, making it stand out to other members. This will also make you on top of the searches.
Message Plus. This feature allows you to message anyone you have had contact with without using any credits, as long as you subscribe to premium membership. This is initially free for 30 days after subscription but you have to pay an additional amount after the trial period.
Ashley Madison offers monthly memberships. The prices are as below
Membership for Ashley Madison are classified into 3 and they are the following: Basic, Classic, and Elite.
Again, women using the website are free to access all the features while men have to pay to use most functions of the site like sending messages. You are paying in terms of credits that are valued like coins and they can be bought in packages ranging from 100 to 1000 credits/coins.
Is Ashley Madison a legitimate site?
While the site promotes extra marital affair and cheating in a relationship, Ashley Madison is legitimate with millions of members worldwide.
Can I start searching for match as Ashley Madison right away?
After finishing the signing up process, your profile is automatically activated so you can easily begin searching for matches.
Are most members in Ashley Madison male?
The main target audience of the site are men and yes, most of the members are men as well. But anyone can register and be a member.
I am a woman member of the site. Can I have access to all features?
Women members have access to all features for free.
Do I have full control over my profile in Ashley Madison?
Yes. You can freely edit personal information any time you can and you can choose which ones will appear in your public profile.
Is sending messages free in Ashley Madison?
If you are a woman, then by all means, yes. For men however, you still have to subscribe and have credits to send messages.
What is “Automatic Private Key Exchange”?
This function allows member to share clear version of photos via a special code in the site. This applies to those who concealed their photos in their profile.
Can I delete my profile?
Yes, you can either deactivate or completely delete it.
Is my account safe in Ashley Madison?
After the data breach the site experienced before, they worked to strengthen their security features so your account in guaranteed safe. However, members are encourage to use an email specifically for Ashley Madison so that personal data won’t be compromised, if ever.
What are the payment options for Ashley Madison?
The site accepts payment via credit card, Paypal, Interac money transfer, mail, courier or Western Union as payment.
How will my membership appears on my credit card statement?
The site offers anonymous billing so you won’t be caught.
Are membership automatically renewed?
Yes, but you can cancel anytime.
The site surely worked on their safety and security features however, it is still easy to create fake profiles so members are still encouraged to practice their own safety guidelines to avoid being scammed. They also encourage members to create an email specifically for the site. Aliases are also allowed be to be used.