AshleyMadison.com - Review by David - Overall Rating: 9.9 out of 10
AshleyMadison.com is a discreet website intended for either single adults or adults in relationship who want to find discreet, mostly casual, encounters.
AshleyMadison.com is one of the most popular casual encounter sites out there today. It was founded in 2001 and since then, it has established a sizeable user base, which makes it a very active website. The website is primarily intended for people to find casual encounters through discreet methods, especially if they are currently in a relationship, rather than establish any long-term relationships between users.
The website’s primary feature is the search function, which allows users to find other users who meet their criteria. User profiles are extensive, which makes the search feature very useful when compared to typical hook-up websites. Users can contact each other through inbox messaging, direct messaging/private chats, and phone call features.
The website features a unique “Member Feedback” section which allows other members to rank users based on 9 descriptors, including “worth the time” and “gives good chat.”
Another unique feature is the “Travel” feature, which allows users to share travel plans on their profile and message up to 30 users in the location you’ll be traveling to before you go on your trip.
Ashley Madison has a simple, easy-to-use app which makes it possible to use a mobile version of the service when on the go. Both iOS and Android apps can be downloaded.
Pros and Cons
Extremely large user-base. There are millions of active users on the site, which makes it much easier to find matches in your area.
Easy to use website. The website is simple, easy to use, and easy to navigate.
Simple, well-designed app. The Ashley Madison app is simple and very easy to use, making it possible to use the service on a mobile device with no problem.
Extensive profiles make searching easy. The extensive, detailed user profiles make it possible to find out if people match most, if not all, of your specifications before you even make first contact.
No community features. There are no community chat rooms or forums available for users.
No automatic matching. You will have to find matches yourself using the search feature, as the website provides no automatic matching function.
Membership: Fees & Upgrades
There are two types of membership for AshleyMadison.com:
Free membership: With a free membership, you have restricted functions based on your gender. For men, free membership allows them to search for profiles. For women, free membership allows them to send and receive messages, both regular and priority.
Paid membership: Paid membership opens up all of the website’s features for all users. Paid members can send and receive regular and priority messages, send gifts, and use the website’s instant messaging chat system.
Rather than a standard subscription, the website uses “credits” for continued use. $49.00 will get you 100 credits, $145.00 will get you 500 credits, and $240.00 will get you 1000 credits.