The whole point of Ashley Madison is that it's a place for married people to meet each other for affairs. The tag line is "Life is short. Have an affair." On the splash page it says, "The world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters." So what's with the seeming proliferation of single guys?
I have to disclose that I haven't actually been on the site for quite a while, since I took myself off the open market, but I still get the new member notifications about weekly. For the last couple of months, every new member notification has had introductory information on 8 new men, and at least 3 out of those 8 each week are single. Huh? Sometimes, it has been as many as 5 out of 8.
I thought this was a married dating service?
I know that anyone who isn't interested in the single guys can just ignore them, but that's not the point. I liked knowing that the men I met on that site were going to be married (or otherwise attached) and that we all understood the importance of discretion and we all shared the same risk. When you start throwing a significant percentage of single folks into the mix, it changes the dynamics completely.
I only have access to the new male member notifications, but I've heard some of my guy friends talk about the same thing happening with the women.
Does this bother anyone else?
I suppose that since the men are paying customers, AM has an interest in taking their money regardless of their marital status.
Single guys have loads of dating sites they can prowl through. There aren't many places that are focused on connecting married people.
So, to the single guys on AM I say, "Shoo, shoo...go on now. Go play with your own kind and let the grown ups have the room."