Adultery website users in the Philippines mostly men

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Reports following the initial release of stolen data from Ashley Madison showed that approximately 90% to 95% of the adultery website's users are male
GENDER DISPARITY MAP. Screen shot from Malfideleco's visualization map of Ashley Madison user gender disparity

MANILA, Philippines – Reports following the initial release of stolen data from Ashley Madison showed that approximately 90% to 95% of the adultery website’s users are male.

A new visualization based on these data also point to cities in the Philippines as among areas that have a hight count of male clients of the adultery website.

Malfideleco plotted out a visualization that showed which cities and countries have more than 85% male users (in orange) and which cities and countries have less than 85% male users (in yellow). 

The visualization also shows a map of user distribution.

In the United States, for example, a lot of the users appear to be in the east coast, while the general region around Metro Manila is visible on the Philippines’ side. Comparatively, most of Russia and Africa does not light up at all.

The map, while not presenting anything definitively conclusive about the users, does breed discussion and caution among those who use such sites. More importantly, it appears that Ashley Madison users may have set themselves up to fail, seeing as the pool of people using the site is predominantly male for most parts of the world that use the site, the Philippines included.

According to Bustlethe hackers released the Ashley Madison information after being upset with the site and its parent company Avid Life Media for creating fake female profiles to lure men to join Ashley Madison. 

The full interactive map is available here. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.