If you are single and wish to meet an attached person, you're probably going to have to try a little harder. We suggest that you remain patient and keep trying."Like most dating sites, anyone can sign up for free and peruse local members.

What was different (and a bit disturbing) was that I was presented with six "specially selected" members in my area after having signed up - but none of the members could be found again in my town after I chose to skip sending them a wink. I tried to find this information both by searching the internet, searching Ashley Madison and by hanging out on the site for a few hours to see if anyone instant messaged me. Perhaps one of you has had more experience with the site and knows the answer to this question, but in my case, I honestly don't know.

Former users of Ashley Madison may notice other key changes.

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"Ashley Madison today is about so much more than infidelity, it's about all kinds of adult dating," the website says.

It remains to be seen if its 46 million members agree.

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).

I wasn't able to test all of the features, and I didn't talk to a lot of people who had success with the site, so as always with dating sites, buyer beware. One more thing that, yes, I've left until the end.

In late 2015, Ashley Madison's database was hacked and their membership lists shared.

I'll just leave that out there for you decide if you want to sign up now.

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But is this because its so easy to sign up - with no profile needed other than answering a few questions - or is it because most of its users are fake?