When Ashley Madison started in 2001, there weren't many places adults could go for discreet dating.
Meeting someone at work or through friends is too risky when discretion is your number one concern.
You don't need to link your Ashley Madison account to any other social network. Instead use a private email address (for even more discretion, we recommend using a unique email just for this account). We know sometimes it can be daunting to see an inbox full of messages.