This is Ashley Madison, the number 1 website for finding someone for an extramarital affair. Although the website now claims to have moved beyond just affairs, it seems that this is still its primary purpose, so don’t be surprised if most of the people you end up speaking to are already attached. I mean the tagline is still, “life is short, have an affair”.
Regardless of whether you approve or not, this website remains extremely popular all over the world and there are literally hundreds of thousands of members. So you will have a lot of choices when it comes to finding potential partners. There is a fairy even split between men and women using the website too and they pride themselves on having real users rather than fake profiles like many other dating websites.
How do I sign up?
Signing up for Ashley Madison is surprisingly simple and much like most other dating websites. The one difference is that they suggest you don’t use your regular email address for security reasons but create a new one that can become your login. To create an account, you will need to provide your date of birth, location and marital status. Then create a username and password for access to the site.
You can sign up for free and start exploring the website but when you want to actually interact with other users, you will need to start paying for a monthly subscription. However, it if free for women to use Ashley Madison and they don’t need to pay anything. This is to balance out the ratio between male and female users and ensure that women are still coming to the website. So, sorry guys! But the following details only apply to you.
With free membership, you can still sign up and create your own account with all the details you like. You can also use the search and check out other user profiles. Unfortunately, that is as far as you will get though.
Once you become a paying member you are able to start sending and receiving messages from other users, as well as joining chats, sending photos and sending virtual gifts or winks to other members. You pay for this using credits which can be purchased in bundles. The more you buy at a time, the cheaper it works out to be per credit.
Introductory: 100 credits = $49 USD
Elite: 500 credits = $149 USD
Affair Guarantee:1000 credits = $249 USD
You can pay for this using your Visa or MasterCard.
- There are lots of ways to communicate with other users on the website. You can send them a message, a wink or a virtual gift, as well as joining a chat session.
- If you are serious about someone you can also pay for priority messaging so that anything you send them appears at the top of their message list.
- There is also a quick reply option which is kind of like an automated response. If you can’t get back to them straight away, you can send them one of these instead and then respond properly when you have time.
- Golden status is another paid service which places you in position 3 of all search results. This means that you will be seen by a lot more people and have a much higher chance of finding a great match to chat with.
- Travelling man allows you to change your location and find people in whichever town or city you may be heading for. That way you can find someone to spend your time with while you are away.
- Also available in an app format so you can easily use the website on the go. The name on the icon just appears as AM so it is more discreet.
If you are looking for some fun on the side, then this is the website for you. Especially if you are a female, as it is totally free!