"The numbers would certainly suggest so, unless you reckon that a sizable portion of the male population is sexually desparate"
35 Million accounts would relate to a lot of people making a lot of jokes with their friends email accounts, somehow I doubt it.
From what I glanced over in the DB, the age groups were definalty that of middle aged men, which would appear to correlate with the group most likely to use these kinds of services.
On top of that how many "jokers" would also accept to the pay the bills by credit card....
I imagine that in reality there were a lot of fake accounts, probably generated by AM themselves in order to build up the stats. 35 Million**** definately does not sound realistic though as it would require about 60% of all middle aged North American to signing up... I had never even heard of AM before the scandals started.
****Matchbook maths : North America = approx 350million people = 175million men = slightly less than 2/7 of which in the 40 to 60 year old group = 50 million men...