Romantic love is great, but sometimes that is not what we want. We are sometimes in a place in our lives where all we want is a partner we can be intimate with.
Finding a partner who understands the intricacies of such a relationship is key to establishing one. It used to be challenging to find people on the same wavelength as you when it came to casual sex, but not anymore in the internet age.
Ashley Madison vs. Seeking Arrangement
Ashley Madison vs. Seeking Arrangement is an article that puts two of the best platforms for casual sex and hookups in a battle against each other. The goal is to help you learn about their services to make an informed choice and get your sex life back to being fun.
Comparison of History
Darren J. Morgenstern founded Ashley Madison. He saw the need for a service that could help people willing to go against the norm to live a certain kind of life and do it unjudged. The slogan of the company compels you to live your life and have an affair.
The business was launched in 2002 and has had to weather attempts to shut it down by people who thought no good of it. In 2014, the company generated revenue to the tune of $100M, proving infidelity is a thriving activity in society.
The company is looking to go public, which would raise its valuation to a billion dollars, making it more efficient in helping you find willing partners to have an affair with.
Seeking Arrangement works differently to Ashley Madison and has also been around a while. MIT graduate Brandon Wade founded it. It focuses more on sugar daddies/mommies who want sugar babies.
The platform helps sugar babies find sugar mummies and daddies who would like the sexual company of a younger person in exchange for financial favors or a genuine relationship. Annually, Seeking Arrangement has never been recorded as pulling in figures like Ashley Madison’s.
However, the company is not doing poorly with the $31.1 million reported revenue and an estimated number of 89 employees.
Key Features of Both Websites
A skim over both platforms quickly tells you that Ashley Madison would be the best to use if you do not plan to for out money for the hookup sites. On Ashley Madison, without paying, you can create an account to begin exploring the platform.
Exploring in the sense that you are allowed to also view and like profiles, mark some users as your favorites, access the advanced search filters, send a wink when you’ve found a member you like, and access their ‘Discreet Photo Feature.’
A paid account takes your interaction game up by a level. You can do more than send winks. You will be able to send virtual gifts, send messages you come up with (not the site-generated ones), initiate chats, and use the Travel Man feature. The Travel Man feature is useful for you if you are always on the road.
Seeking Arrangement has one over Ashley Madison in how you can use their chat services without having to pay. Other than that, the other things you can do on a free account are match searching and creating a profile.
The fee-based service offers you more privacy options on the app, meaning you can go incognito and hide the date you joined. Other cool things you get are notifications when your message is read and the functionality that stops you from receiving messages from users you do not like.
Comparison of the Sign-Up Process
As expected of a hookup site, you do not need to fill in every detail about yourself before being allowed onboard. You can sign up with your Facebook account.
If you are a college sugar baby, you may want to ditch the Facebook account and sign-up with your college email because it automatically gives you access to a premium account for free. You can specify if you are a sugar mommy/daddy or a sugar baby at sign-up. In 5-10 minutes, you should be all it takes.
Ashley Madison has a faster process that should take you less than 5 minutes to finish. There is also the Facebook option. You, however, do not have any bonus attached to the type of email you use. Not much information is required from you because of the nature of the website.
Ashley Madison has more users than Seeking Arrangement. Seeking Arrangement has a user base of 10 million people globally, with 5 million from that figure based in the United States.
Even though Ashley Madison has 60 million users in 53 countries, Seeking Arrangement trumps in the daily login statistics. It has 150000 active logins every week to Ashley Madison’s 10000. Ashley Madison is available in several languages more than Seeking Arrangement.
Ease of Use
Ashley Madison’s interface is simple and easy to understand. It has a menu bar that you can quickly look to when you need to find a feature for use. What is terrible about the Ashley Madison website is how they’ve placed the menu bar on top and high enough to ruin the browsing experience.
Seeking Arrangement has done well to marry the older users’ needs with that of the website’s younger users. They’ve come up with an interface that is not too modern yet doesn’t look old. However, a negative is in the URL of the website; it differs from the platform’s name and may make it difficult to find.
Both have high success rates. An Ashley Madison insider claims the site helps facilitate a million affairs a month, which is an impressive figure. In the demographic that it caters to, Seeking Arrangement helps connect several sugar babies to a better life.
Seeking Arrangement has two categories of subscription plans. One for wealthy sugar mummies/daddies and another for attractive sugar mummies/daddies.
Premium Subscription (Successful Member)
- 1 Month: 89.95 USD
Premium Subscription (Successful Members)
- 3 Months: 239.85 USD
Diamond Membership (Successful Member)
- 1 Month: 249.95 USD
Premium (Attractive Member) Subscription
- 1 Month: 19.95 USD
- 3 Months: 44.85 USD
Ashley Madison does not have a membership plan, but a credits-based system
- 100 Credits: 59.00 USD
- 500 Credits: 169.00 USD
- 1,000 Credits: 289.00 USD
Pros and Cons
Ashley Madison Pros
- The credit-based system means you only pay for what you use when you use the app.
- Faster sign-up process to Seeking Arrangement.
Ashley Madison Cons
- The placement of the quick-menu is off-putting.
- It has suffered data breaches and is a target for people who view it as amoral
Seeking Arrangement Pros
- Allows you to chat with other users for free
- It has a better user interface than Ashley Madison’s
Seeking Arrangement Cons
- A subscription-based system means you have to use the website if you don’t want your money to go to waste
- It has a longer sign-up process.
Ashley Madison has existed since 2002. It has been committed to helping people have extramarital affairs, and its number of users, and the time it has been around for, shows how successful its methods are. If you are looking for a secret affair, you should consider making it your choice.
For Seeking Arrangement, they aim to bring together older people and younger people who have a thing for each other. They help members who want to exchange money for affection do just that, and for people who are just drawn to attractive older adults, there is that option too. It is left to you to decide which of these platforms has what you need.