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How To Unblock Ashley Madison In Singapore, South Korea, and Other Countries

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Ashley Madison is a discreet dating service and social networking site. Unlike many dating portals which are targeted towards singles, Ashley Madison is clearly focused towards married people or those who are already in a serious relationship. The sites makes no secret of its ambitions either and encourages everyone to indulge in a relationship through its catchy slogan – “Life is short. Have an affair”. Ashley Madison is based in Canada and as of late 2013; it had more than 21 million members from 30 different countries. This article will go over the steps necessary to unblock Ashley Madison in countries like Singapore or South Korea.

Ashley Madison is free to join as a guest and it is extremely simple to get started. The guest mode allows you to create a simple profile, send winks, add members as favorites, send replies to members, send/receive photos as well as perform searches. However, the guest mode doesn’t allow you to initiate a conversation or chat live with other members. To be able to do that, you need to upgrade to a paid membership. The paid membership works on a credit based system and allows you to contact a member (5 credits), chat live through instant messages (30 credits for 30 minutes) as well as send virtual gifts to others. Paid subscriptions are available from $49 CDN for 100 credits plus discounts are available for customers who buy credits in bigger lots.

Ashley Madison even offers an “Affair Guarantee” package for $249 CDN (with 1000 credits) that does exactly what it says. The package allows you to create a detailed profile with your photo, make your profile always visible (for a period of 3 months), send priority email messages to 20 or more members per month, send 5 or more Ashley gifts every month as well as participate in live chats for longer times. Ashley Madison is so confident of “Affair Guarantee” subscription that it even offers a 100% money back guarantee to those who fail to find a date within 3 months of subscribing to the package.

Due to the nature of the website, Ashley Madison has never been far away from criticism and controversies. Critics accuse the service of promoting adultery, cheating and lying and trying to profit from ruined relationships and broken families. However, the staff behind the service has always defended itself by saying that it is just a platform for dating and doesn’t encourage anyone to commit adultery. Ashley Madison advertisements have been rejected by Super Bowl and Toronto Transit Commission in the past and its offers of financial help have found little favor among municipalities and sports franchises. In fact, the service is even banned and blocked in countries such as Singapore and South Korea for promoting adultery and disregarding family values.

If you are an expat (or a tourist or even a local citizen) staying in Singapore or South Korea who wishes to access Ashley Madison from within the country then you need to use an IP changing solution like a VPN to bypass the blocks set up by the authorities. Since content censorship is primarily enforced through IP addresses, it is easy to circumvent IP based bans and access sites like Ashley Madison just by switching to an IP address from a different country. There are several dependable VPN providers like ExpressVPN, IPVanish, PureVPN, BolehVPN and HideMyAss available that allow you to change your IP address with the click of a button and access blocked sites from anywhere. Just make sure NOT to connect to VPN servers from Singapore or South Korea even if your VPN company has servers in these countries since you won’t be able to access Ashley Madison with a Singaporean or South Korean IP address.

For more information on Ashley Madison, please visit: ashleymadison.com.

June 10, 2014

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