Trish Mc Dermott, a consultant who helped found Match.com, accused Ashley Madison of being a "business built on the back of broken hearts, ruined marriages, and damaged families".
Biderman responded by stating that the site is "just a platform" and a website or a commercial will not convince anyone to commit adultery.
Discretion of its members privacy is obvious (and warranted), so don't be surprised if you have to contact people individually to see pictures of them.
With its high number of members and ease of use, I'd recommend the site to anyone who is willing to take a bit of time and look around to see how many other paid users are on the site, as well as how many are active users (i.e.
logged in in the past month) are in your area before paying the requisite fees.
Any follow-up messages between the two members are free after the communication has been initiated.Ashley Madison has been featured extensively in the news because of its unusual tag line: "Life Is Short.Have An Affair." Not unexpectedly then, there are a large number of people using the site (5.2 million according to their index page as of January 2010).It was founded in 2002 by Darren Morgenstern, with the slogan: "Life is short.Have an affair." The company received attention on July 15, 2015, after hackers stole all of its customer data—including emails, names, home addresses, sexual fantasies and credit card information—and threatened to post the data online if Ashley Madison and fellow Avid Life Media site Established were not permanently closed.