21/08/2015 6:55 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

India Stands Out From The Rest Of The World In This Map Of Ashley Madison Users


You probably know by now that hackers breached and released data about the users of Ashley Madison, a website for people seeking extra-marital affairs.

That means data about 30 millions users of the site is now available for download in shady corners of the interwebs. This, obviously, includes a lot of Indian users.

Spanish digital agency Tecnilógica mapped the data for the location and gender of Ashley Madison users. The results, captured in this map, are along expected lines (if you connect the dots). Except in one very significant way.

Nearly in every country in the world, more than 85% of users are men in each of the dots on the map. Not so in India, which is predominantly yellow (a red dot indicates more than 85% of users from that location are men and a yellow dot indicates that less than 85% are). In other words, India in the only large country with predominantly yellow dots, or a relatively greater share of women in the infidelity club. To be sure, membership of the site doesn't necessarily prove infidelity or even a serious intention to commit adultery or even that the user is married. The agency that mapped the information has not disclosed user identity in any way.

So what does this mean? In a country where wedding photos are not uncommon on Tinder profiles, it's impossible to say.

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