In the beginning of this relatively young industry there were only a handful of sites.
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According to a complaint filed by the FTC, JDI Dating and William Mark Thomas operate a worldwide dating service via 18 websites, including cupidswand.com, and
The defendants offered a free plan that allowed users to set up a profile with personal information and photos.
As soon as a new user set up a free profile, he or she began to receive messages that appeared to be from other members living nearby, expressing romantic interest or a desire to meet.
However, users were unable to respond to these messages without upgrading to a paid membership.
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While Ashley Madison says that they're stepping up in support of Limbaugh's right to express his opinion, it seems pretty obvious that their goal in all of this is to drum up publicity.
After all, the dating website, which matches up married individuals, has never been one to shy away from controversy, especially political controversy. In December, they decided to endorse Newt Gingrich's presidential bid by But Ashley Madison isn't the only controversial advertiser hoping to garner air time and publicity, from the Limbaugh debacle.
Membership plans cost from $10 to $30 per month, with subscriptions generally ranging from one to 12 months.