Started in 2002 to fill a hole in the dating market, Ashley Madison has enjoyed massive success and now boasts a membership of 14 million people in 15 countries. Ashley Madison Australia launched in 2010 and over 500,000 members have joined, and that number is steadily increasing. With a huge membership base and an ‘Affair Guarantee’, Ashley Madison Australia is your one stop infidelity shop.
Sign Up Process
Like most dating /affair sites, sign up is free. Head over to Ashley Madison Australia, select your relationship status and start to fill in your profile. The profile process couldn’t be simpler. After entering your basic details you can jump straight into searching for people or you can tailor your profile with as much or as little info as you want. (Photos, sexual desires, etc.)
The male: female user ratio is approximately 3:2 with ages ranging primarily between 25 – 54 years. The site caters for married or single men and women looking for single or married men and women for hetero or homosexual affairs.
As mentioned, Ashley Madison Australia has over 500,000 current members and this is increasing steadily. The user base is 60% male, 40% female, a very good ratio when it comes to affair sites. The site caters to predominately straight relationships but there is still a reasonable chance of a gay or lesbian hook-up . The major age density is the 35 – 44 range, closely followed by 25-34 and 45-54 with 70% under 40. Members are primarily located in capital cities but there is a good reported member base in country areas as well. While single members do feature on the site, the focus is namely on married people having affairs with other married people.
Ashley Madison Australia has very active members who are genuinely keen to bring some excitement into their lives. Of course there are some tire kickers, as on any dating site, but these can be spotted quite quickly as they are almost never paying members. One of the greatest features is the low number of fake or spammy profiles that plague other dating / affair sites.
Ashley Madison Australia uses a credits based system meaning no monthly recurring fees. You can choose from three credit packages:
- 100 credits
- $0.59 per credit
- 500 credits
- $0.35 per credit
- 1000 credits
- $0.28 per credit
- Receive UNLIMTED mail messages
- Send PRIORITY mail
- Exchange PRIVATE photos
- Appear FIRST in search displays
In addition to this, the Affair Guarantee (which is actually a guaranteed affair given you fulfill certain conditions) gives you 30 days of priority status (you appear in top 3 search results for geographic searches) and 24 hours of free chat on your first day.
You will need to use your credits for the following Ashley Madison Australia services:
- Initial mail message to another member 5 credits (free to the same person after initial)
- Send priority mail message 5 credits
- Open a collect mail message 5 credits
- Send AshleyGifts 20, 30 or 50 credits
- Instant Messaging 30 minutes = 30 credits, 60 minutes = 50 credits
The following features are free to use:
- Initial Sign-up and Profile
- Basic and Advanced Searches
- Receiving Winks
- Send and Receive Photos
- Add members to your favourites
- Receiving AshleyGifts
- Replying to a full members messages
Ashley Madison’s discrete billing methods include Credit Cards, PayPal and Western Union. There is no recurring membership fees, you only pay for credits as you need them. To cancel your membership, simply click on Manage Profile within the website and then Credit History. You can also delete your profile here.
Refunds only apply to the Affair Guarantee package on the proviso that you follow the guidelines laid out here. Should you not have an affair after following these steps, you will be refunded the entire cost of the Affair Guarantee Package.
Nearly all of the features have been listed previously with the exception of:
- The Travelling Man – If you’re going to be on the road, you can send a custom priority message to 30 members in the city you are visiting. Select the type, age, ethnicity and location you want to meet and Ashley Madison Australia brings the women to you.
- Member Feedback – Used as a guide only but, you can ‘rate’ or view others experience with other members. Do they do good chat or maybe even more?
- Fantasy Date – This is an immersive chat feature that sets the mood for your chat session with one or multiple members at the same time.
- Mobile Compatibility – You can use mail features, search and access your favourites or your profile through your mobile device.
- Mobile Apps – Ashley Madison has apps for Apple and Android Devices
Note: To use Ashley Madison Australia on your mobile device there is a one-off $24.00 fee.
All features work flawlessly and have a 100% up time. The cost of using these services as previously listed are the only costs you will encounter, there are no hidden fees, ever.
Ease of Use
If you have even a modicum of computer knowledge then navigating your way around the site will be a breeze. All features are available through the main console which appears as soon as you login. All of the menus are located in this console and are easy to access and use.
Ashley Madison Australia is one of the only affair / dating sites that actually delivers on what it promises. Any company that offers an Affair Guarantee can’t afford to not provide a fantastic service and they deliver on every front. There are some fake profiles and you will come across some spam (advertiser) accounts but these are by far in the minority. You have the ability to block any spam accounts from contacting you and site admin proactively review profiles to check for spam.
With the enormous investment in advertising and site review, the membership base is kept fresh and active. Ashley Madison has been around since 2002 and they are still going from strength to strength.
There likely be a limited need to contact customer support for any issues. Should you need any help, there is a detailed FAQ in the main console which should answer any questions. If you need customer support you can call toll free on 1800-885-723 or via email by clicking here. Ashley Madison support hours of operation for Australia are Monday 4pm to Saturday 1pm excluding public holidays.
There’s not much to not like. The user experience is fantastic, the site easy to navigate, the membership base active and widespread and the cost excellent considering the guarantee in place. A very enthusiastic two thumbs up. If your up for an affair, Ashley Madison Australia is the place to do it.