The site allows users to hide their account profiles for free.
Users looking to delete their accounts, even those made without the individual's consent, are charged a fee.
Compounding the problem is that "more men than women use the service, with the disparity increasing as they advance in age", and "Men seek sex, while women seek passion." A page on Ashley Madison, entitled "Is Ashley Madison a scam? " addressed some of these issues in an attempt to win over prospective customers and teach them best practices for using the site.
Ashley Madison had over 70,000 bots sending fake female messages to male users.
Maybe you're a younger guy who wants to learn from a more experienced woman, or who just finds older gals more attractive than his same-age counterparts.
Ladies, perhaps you've hit your, er, prime, and want someone who can keep up, or maybe you'd just rather someone with less baggage than many of the men your age.
In 2012, the company was sued by former employee Doriana Silva, who stated that in preparation for the launch of the company's Portuguese-language website, she was assigned to create over a thousand bogus member profiles within a three-week period in order to attract paying customers, and that this caused her to develop repetitive stress injury.Unlike or e Harmony, Ashley Madison's business model is based on credits rather than monthly subscriptions.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.Ashley Madison also has a real-time chat feature where credits buy a certain time allotment.