Users looking to delete their accounts, even those made without the individual's consent, are charged a fee.
The data disclosures in 2015 revealed that this "permanent deletion" feature did not permanently delete anything, and all data was recoverable.
All members have the option of posting photos, but for obvious reasons most pages you'll encounter will have a badge in place of a photo that says, "please respect my discretionary requirements". One gentleman told me that he'd had great luck using the system to find partners while two others told me they hadn't heard a word from anyone other than me.
The most interesting of the bunch is the "Affair Guarantee", where users can apply to get a refund for their three-month subscription (1000 credits, which is 9 CDN/9 USD) if they fulfill a long list of criteria, including: If after the three months the user still hasn't met someone in person to have an affair, the user can then apply to get their 9 USD plus taxes refunded to them, but "requests must be made within 30 days of Program expiration." Anyone can sign up for free, but it'll take buying some credits to really do anything with the site.
I'll just leave that out there for you decide if you want to sign up now.
Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish (European, American), Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian Paul Keable (Chief Strategy Officer)Brian Offenheim (Vice President of Creative and Design)Haze Deng (Chief Revenue Officer)Matthew Maglieri (Chief Security Officer)Oxana Iatsyk (General Counsel, Privacy Officer and Corporate Secretary) Ming Poon (Chief Technology Officer) Ashley Madison, or The Ashley Madison Agency, is a Canadian online dating service and social networking service marketed to people who are married or in relationships.
logged in in the past month) are in your area before paying the requisite fees.
At the same time, there are reports from several readers that the site doesn't deliver on their promises (see reviews below), and that most of the female members are fake.
Unlike or e Harmony, Ashley Madison's business model is based on credits rather than monthly subscriptions.
Ashley Madison also has a real-time chat feature where credits buy a certain time allotment.
The site allows users to hide their account profiles for free.
For a conversation between two members, one of the members—almost always the man—must pay five credits to initiate the conversation.
Any follow-up messages between the two members are free after the communication has been initiated.