No one can stop talking about the recent Ashley Madison hack and data leak in which hackers released the information of paid users on the dating website for organizing affairs. Since then, the company commissioned accounting agency Ernst Young to evaluate its 2017 member statistics, and mentioned all accounts included in the cities report are verified as energetic male and female users. Without self-initiative, nothing is possible at Ashleymadison, if you like someone and you want an affair, you have to invest a lot. One excellent discreet feature on Ashley Madison is the ability to add a blur to your profile photo. With this data in thoughts, it should come as no shock that October is the height month for men to sign up to Ashley Madison.

But once the dust had settled and other scandals entered the headlines, many people largely forgot about Ashley Madison. Since 2001, Ashley Madison has supported a discreet dating community where folks seek affairs. Nevertheless, there are guaranteed to be people caught up in the hack that can now be accused of having explored having an affair who had no serious intent to do so. Journalists, researchers, people who created accounts out of curiosity, and those who might have created an account before actually getting married are all potential victims.

Going back even further, the latest number for Ashley Madison membership marks an increase of 2.7 million users since July 20, the day that Avid Life Media released its first statement acknowledging the attack. End of the affairs: at the time of the leak, Ashley Madison claimed to have 37.6m members, all of them assured the site was totally discreet. As you know that website is FREE but you need to use credits to enjoy premium features. You buy «credits» and are charged for each email.

Instead of looking at Ashley Madison as a dating site, I think it’s more accurate to call it an anti-community — a hugely popular social site where it’s impossible to be social, because the men can’t talk to each other, most of the women are fake, and the only interaction available is with credit card payments. Even if Gizmodo’s analysis is off, these figures don’t prove that Ashley Madison is alive and well after the hack, just that it’s still alive. Customers who buy 1,000 credits for $250 receive a money-back affair guarantee,” if they don’t have an affair within three months.

If money is no object to you, then this won’t matter, but spending almost a Benjamin on a dating service is a bit much, especially because there are other sites that are completely free. In addition to all that embarrassing user information, the data dump also includes a collection of intra-office emails, which reveal the daily lives of the adultery profiteers at Avid Life Media (ALM), Ashley Madison’s parent company. Ashley Madison is hoping you won’t make that observation – and that its users can forget the past.