The hack, first reported on by British outlet Channel 4 News last week, reportedly resulted in the information of nearly 4 million members of Adult Friend Finder leaking onto an online forum frequented by hackers.
In addition to sexual orientation, the data allegedly revealed included e-mail addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes, the unique Internet addresses associated with users' computers and whether members were looking for extramarital affairs.
En español | In the old days, you most likely would meet Mr. Right in college, on the job, maybe in a bar or though family and friends.
Today, people are increasingly getting together through online dating — especially if they're over 50.
Many have had life experiences that put us in different circumstances now, and the forums (what others called blogging) are a place to share feelings and get feedback from others on how the "single" life has changed and how it applies in our situations.
There are a couple of forums for widows and widowers and how they are dealing with their situation.
Using the Internet for love, or at least sex, is a becoming a staple of modern life.
Internet dating enables him not to engage in a meaningful way.
Even being revealed as a member of Adult Friend Finder might be embarrassment enough for some: The site is, as its name suggests, "adult" in nature. Penthouse Media Group acquired it along with the rest of its network, which also includes less risque sites aimed at religious and senior daters among others, back in 2007.
That was around the same time Adult Friend Finder settled with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly foisting "sexually explicit online pop-up ads on unwitting consumers" who weren't looking for porn, including children.
Here is the collected consensus of 11 categories of men you might encounter when dating online: 1.
Just Looking He fantasizes about a beautiful love life or sex life but has too much anxiety to actually let any potential connection leave his protective computer screen.