As well, people showed up in my search results that were well outside my 'within 20-mile The layout and feel is different than any dating site I've encountered, and it lends itself to chatting as well as looking at other profiles at the same time. I was able to speak with a few members, however, to ask them if they were legit, and of the few I spoke with, all were real people who were genuinely looking for a hookup or something casual and low-key.

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.

Ashley Madison has been featured extensively in the news because of its unusual tag line: "Life Is Short.

In the same month the company dropped its signature tagline “Life is Short.

Have an Affair.” to "Find your moment" and updated its brand imagery to replace the image of a woman wearing a wedding ring with a red gem-shaped symbol as its logo.

I wasn't able to test all of the features, and I didn't talk to a lot of people who had success with the site, so as always with dating sites, buyer beware. One more thing that, yes, I've left until the end.

In late 2015, Ashley Madison's database was hacked and their membership lists shared.

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More data (including some of the CEO's emails) was released on August 20, 2015.

The release included data from customers who had earlier paid a fee to Ashley Madison to allegedly have their data deleted.

Unlike or e Harmony, Ashley Madison's business model is based on credits rather than monthly subscriptions.