Our Review of the Ashley Madison Dating Site

Since 2001, Ashley Madison has been allowing those looking for an extramarital affair to get in touch quickly, for one-night stands or long-lasting secret relationships. The man/woman you’re looking for might be where you don’t expect, among this large community of people seeking pleasure with no strings attached.

Presentation of the AshleyMadison.com Website

The Ashley Madison extramarital dating site is a Canadian-based site that offers its services in over 50 countries. In France, it has been available since 2012 and has become a staple in the adult dating scene. 
Its large worldwide community makes it easy for everyone to find their perfect partner, even on the move. Moreover, to make things even easier, the site has developed a specific ‘Business Travel’ feature. It allows you to plan meetings during a trip, and this in all total discretion.
What if you found love by signing up on a naughty dating site? If not, you can at always take advantage of it to have a good time. After all, the two are not incompatible!

Some Key Figures

Available in more than 50 countries
More than 50 million members worldwide
Distribution of 52% women, 48% men

Primary Features

Designed to facilitate affairs, Ashley Madison offers the classic messaging features, but does not allow chatting via webcam.
The best feature of this site is its way of ensuring discretion. Indeed, there is a feature dedicated to hiding photos, which, in addition to offering security, gives some extra spice to the navigation on this dating site. 
The ‘Business Travel’ feature can also be activated to find one-night stands. After all, just because you’re looking for love doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself!

Subscription Price and Duration

For women, everything is free! It is indeed the best way to encourage them to dare to do the forbidden. For men, they have to pull out the credit card. They can register for free, but they must pay to get contact others. The site works with the purchase of credits, which allow on-demand use of the site. Different credit packs are available:
Purchase of 100 credits: 59 euros
Purchase of 500 credits: 195 euros
Purchase of 1000 credits: 289 euros
Next, a contact message with a new woman costs 8 credits, or 13 credits for a priority contact. Opening a contact message received from a woman costs 5 credits. From then on, conversations are free, except for sending virtual gifts, which cost 20-50 credits. Chat sessions are billed by time: 30 credits for 30 minutes, 60 credits for 60 minutes.
An automatic billing system automatically updates your account credits when you run out. To better manage your budget, you can disable this feature.


Registering on the Ashley Madison dating site is quick and easy. It is simply a matter of filling in a few fields: 
Relationship Status;
Postal Code;
Date of Birth
Desires: Something short term, something long term, Erotic chat, Anything that turns me on, Anything goes, Undecided;
Body type;
After filling in these fields, you can add hidden photos, set up automatic responses or fill in the ‘More about me’ field. You can only join the platform and start searching for a partner after validating your email address.
Once you’ve joined the dating site, you’ll quickly realise that there are a lot of profiles. Some hide their photo, as it was originally a site dedicated to adulterous encounters and they wish to remain discreet.
Ashley Madison offers a very modern and minimal interface, which is quite easy to grasp. The features are simple: a messaging system, a gallery of favourites and of those who have seen your profile. For each member you like, you can directly send a message or just attract attention with a wink.
The search engine is efficient as it allows you to select different filters to refine your search and find profiles that match perfectly in just a few clicks.
Of course, Ashley Madison is accessible from a mobile phone. To do so, you need to download the application, available on Google Play or the Apple Store.

Customer Service and Security

As the Ashley Madison site was originally designed to facilitate adultery, it goes without saying that it guarantees discretion and anonymity to members who so desire. The site is therefore very secure and it is possible to set the privacy level of your account. Of course, card payment does not show the name of the site on your statement.
In case of a problem, an FAQ is available so that you can get immediate answers to the most common questions. If you can’t find it, it is also possible to contact customer service by message or by phone from Monday to Friday from 12 noon to 9 pm.

Why Subscribe to Ashley Madison

If you want to flirt and meet partners without necessarily getting attached, AshleyMadison.com is exactly what you need. However, if you are truly looking for love with a capital L, without being open to other types of encounters, you may be let down by the atmosphere. This is a naughty site where members generally know what they want.


The Ashley Madison dating site is excellent for those who wish to have extramarital encounters. On the other hand, to find love, this may not be the most appropriate dating site. Nevertheless, it allows you to enjoy yourself in a safe and friendly environment. We also appreciate the fact that it is free for women, because for the men who pay the credits, it makes sure that they get their money’s worth.

Strong Points

Emphasis on discretion
The large number of available profiles makes it easy to find a suitable match
The credit system that allows on-demand use

Areas for Improvement 

Rates may seem high, especially if you’re mismanaging your credits.
No possibility to use a webcam to spice up exchanges.