For many people, this is much better than hiding the fact that you’re also in another serious relationship.

When we think of online dating, we most likely think of sites for singles.

However, the truth is that many attached and even married people are also using the internet as a way to meet new people and to develop relationships.

The fact that there's actually a market for married people in online dating baffles us a little.

Cheating was never OK but this is seems a little too out the box—even for a social-media based society. And Ashley Madison isn't the only site where you can get your cheating on.

Sometimes they are seeking only friendship, but more often than not, they are indulging in extra-marital affairs and infidelity.

In some cases, they may be in open, or polyamorous relationships where dating outside the relationship isn’t considered outside the boundaries.

However what I would say is that most of “the profiles” on there do seem genuine and to have real, ordinary people behind them (you don’t get the feeling of it being packed with model-like airbrushed photos).

Like a lot of other “adult oriented sites”, most of the males on there create free accounts and act like “horny teenage boys”, trying to get laid.

While these sites do attract criticism, they also keep things up front among those who use them.

When you find a date on there, you know what you’re getting.

With its explicitly imagery it has a “porno site” feel about it – not ideal for attracting quality female members. Illicit Encounters is big on helping members maintain their privacy, so most members don’t show photos to everyone who’s browsing, but rather only allow members with whom they’ve had online contact to see their photos (by setting passwords).