Ashley Madison was founded in 2001 as a cougar dating site for the married and people in relationships but who were interested in a secret extramarital affair. Today, the site appeals to a wider audience, given the popularity of open and polygamous relationships. According to Ashley Madison, the membership of the cougar dating app has grown to include everyone else, even singles.
Ever since the 2015 incident in which private data from Ashley Madison users was stolen and put out in public, the site claims to have improved security. Today, they have a free cougar app where members can connect with others from the comfort of their mobile phone screens. No doubt it keeps growing in popularity. In this review, we look at the site and app in detail.
It is fast and easy to register for this free cougar dating app. Besides, it is free of charge and the only thing you will be required to enter is your basic information. First, you will be tasked with choosing whether you are a male or female and also specify if you are interested in a male or female.
Next, you will choose whether you are looking for a short-term, long-term, cyber affair (erotic chat), anything goes, undecided or whatever excites you. In addition to that, you will set your ‘limits’ and enter details such as your weight, height, ethnicity, and body type. It’s that simple and easy to register for this cougar app.
How to Locate Potential Matches
To locate potential matches on this cougar dating app, you simply need to carry out a search using certain criteria. For example, you may want to find married men within a certain radius, friends with benefits, people looking for an open marriage and so on. Other criteria include whether you want an emotional affair or a no-strings-attached philosophy.
How to Communicate With Other Members
It is easy to communicate with the other Ashley Madison members. For instance, if you are a paid male member, it is possible for you to chat with the females. The payment is done only once. If you have already started communicating with a member, you will be able to reply to text messages free of charge.
Apart from text messages, you may also contact other members via email. In addition to that, you may also send gifts if you are looking to leave a lasting impression on the other members. That could be the best way to impress a person you are interested in.
This is one of the cougar dating apps where signing up for females is free of charge. However, the men have to pay a fee. Men who attempt to contact other members without the necessary credits only manage to send through a notification of interest. If the female being contacted replies indicating that she is also interested, the man will be encouraged to purchase credits so that communication can take place.
1. Discreet Photos
One of the biggest features of this cougar dating app is how you can play around with your profile picture to maintain privacy. For instance, you can use the cropping, blurring, or masking features on your photos, depending on whether you want to show or hide your identity. Hiding your identity could be necessary especially if you do not trust the individual you are in contact with, yet. It is also possible to place a ‘private’ tag on your photos and only share when you feel comfortable to do so.
2. Priority Man & Traveling Man
To get more profile views compared to other members, you may pay for the Priority Man, a premium service. Whenever a female member enters the search criterion that matches your profile, you will appear at number 3 in the results.
When traveling for reasons such as work or holiday, the Traveling Man feature will help you to connect with other members near you. The good thing is that they can pick you out long before you arrive in town.
Men are required to pay a membership activation fee of $19. In addition, men will require to buy credits to keep the communication going. The cost of graduated thus: 100 for $49, 500 credits for 145, and 1,000 credits for $240. The credits are consumed every time a man contacts a woman. To cancel your membership, you will be charged $19.
There was a time when you couldn’t be sure about the security of your personal data on this free cougar dating app. Not anymore. Ashley Madison has put in measures to ensure the protection of members’ privacy. They do not share your data with third parties and any shared information will require your authorization.
One online review quotes the membership of this site to be at 35 million worldwide. But its popularity keeps growing with each passing day. If you are looking for a discreet affair or long-term relationship, you may also want to register for this service.