Gizmodo is reporting the results of some low level big data analysis of the recently released ashleymadison.com database.
And it appears that while many men signed up for the site (about 20 million), and about half of those tried to actively use it, there were almost no real women on the site.
Instead, most of the “women” appear to be dummy accounts, created by ashleymadison employees to give the appearance to their paying male clientele that they … hmmm … had a chance.
It’s piecemeal results, but the digging estimates that the number of actual women on the site was between 1,500 and 12,000. There were 30 million men with account. That’s 1 woman for between 1500 and 20K men.
AshleyMadison claims that over 5 million women use their service. The Gizmodo report suggests that roughly 999 out of every 1000 of those were fake.