Ashley Madison Review 2017 – The Twisted Dating Website for the New Generation
Ashley Madison is an online dating service which was launched almost 14 years ago in 2011. Many people also consider this as a social networking site. However, don’t think this website to be of the same category as other social networking sites such as Facebook or Twitter. Infact, although this is a dating website, it is not for singles actually. Ashley Madison focusses on married people or those who are already in a relationship. Two baby names “Ashley” and “Madison” were joined together to form the name of the website. Their slogan is “Life is short, have an affair”! Seriously, that’s really the truth! At present, it is one of the largest dating sites, and their Alexa rank of 623 proves that.
Using this site is really easy. Just go to the website and select what you want e.g. a married male seeking female, a married female seeking male etc. They will determine which country you are from, and show you potential matches. But before that, you need to fill up their form with some personal information such as name, age etc. And that’s how simple it is. Now, send your preferred profiles a message, and if they respond back then you have a match.
Ashley Madison has been in service for over 13 years, so it’s only natural that its number of members will be huge. At present, it has over 22 million members spanning over 30 countries spread throughout the world. Like others out there, this one too has more male members than female members.
For first time users, signing up is completely free of cost, similar to other such dating websites. Even after that, they won’t charge you a monthly subscription fee. Instead, you need to buy credits in order to contact with other people on the site. You also need credits to use certain features such as chat. The advantage of this type of payment method is that you don’t need to pay if you are not using the website for some time.
So how much do those credits cost? Well, there are three packages that the user can purchase –
- Introductory package, which costs $49 for 100 credits
- Elite package, which costs $149 for 500 credits
- Affair guarantee package, which costs $249 for 1000 credits
The last one is true to its name, they guarantee that the user will have an affair (or, at least a chance to have an affair) within a three-month time period, or else they will refund the money. The first one, they claim, is the least successful. The Elite package is the most popular one and people should be able to succeed with this package.
Now, let’s suppose you want to stop using Ashley Madison. What do you do? Well, there are two options for deleting your profile –
- Full delete
- Hide my profile
The latter one is free, while the former will cost you $19. Hide my profile will deactivate your account, but the images and videos that you sent to others through their service won’t get deleted. Only if you pay $19, then your entire history, including information, pictures etc. will be removed forever.
The website mainly advertises via radio, television and billboards. However, since many people consider their slogan to be unethical, their ads were often banned. One such popular incident happened in 2009. NBC banned one such ad from Ashley Madison during Super Bowl XLIII.
Most people using Ashley Madison had left positive feedback, especially those who used the Affair guarantee package. However, some have left some negative reviews regarding the fact that there are many fake profiles out there. Also, some of them actually stay online 24/7 which is practically impossible and clearly shows that those are fake. The company needs to take care of these fake accounts which is also a major problem of almost all other dating sites.
Ashley Madison is a site focussed on married people or people in relationships. Well, if you really want an affair or another person in your life, go ahead and join the site. Choose the suitable package and you won’t get disappointed!