Gab es überhaupt Frauen auf Ashley Madison?

Aus der unlängst veröffentlichten Datenbank des Seitensprungportals Ashley Madison geht hervor, dass es kaum an einem Seitensprung interessierte Frauen in der Ashley-Madison-Datenbank gab.

Those millions of Ashley Madison men were paying to hook up with women who appeared to have created profiles and then simply disappeared. Were they cobbled together by bots and bored admins, or just user debris? Whatever the answer, the more I examined those 5.5 million female profiles, the more obvious it became that none of them had ever talked to men on the site, or even used the site at all after creating a profile. Actually, scratch that. […] there’s a good chance that about 12,000 of the profiles out of millions belonged to actual, real women who were active users of Ashley Madison.

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The men’s accounts tell a story of lively engagement with the site, with over 20 million men hopefully looking at their inboxes, and over 10 million of them initiating chats. The women’s accounts show so little activity that they might as well not be there. […] Ashley Madison employees did a pretty decent job making their millions of women’s accounts look alive. They left the data in […] inactive accounts visible to men, showing nicknames, pictures, sexy comments. But when it came to data that was only visible on to company admins, they got sloppy. The women’s personal email addresses and IP addresses showed marked signs of fakery. And as for the women’s user activity, the fundamental sign of life online? Ashley Madison employees didn’t even bother faking that at all.

In anderen Worten: Etliche Millionen Männer haben letzten Endes nur für die Fantasie eines Seitensprungs bezahlt. Er wäre gar nicht möglich gewesen.