Better yet, find a better way to spin it in a positive light.

Back in August 2015, the ‘dating’ site Ashley Madison was hacked, exposing married cheaters the world over.

She’s a data-loving CEO of a technology company who, since giving this TED talk, may be forever known as “the woman who hacked online dating”. Apparently Webb was having very little luck online dating.

When users enter their login information, it goes into the hands of malefactors.

The phishers can then log into users' dating profiles, change the password and lock legitimate users out.

), then collecting enough data to create her own “super profile”, Webb suddenly became the most popular gal on the site.

The story ends nicely with Webb meeting her future husband and accomplishing her must-start-having-kids-by-35 timeline. Show off your eyes and your smile, and be sure to avoid using a picture of you in sunglasses as your main profile photo. Avoid mentioning specific comedians, shows, books, musicians or movies unless those are top-tier attributes on your list. or Kid Cudi doesn’t mean that a potential suitor does. If there’s something in your life or personality that may be controversial or taboo, leave it off your profile.

Whether the timing was good or bad for Thomas is open to debate, as two weeks after joining the site, it was hacked.

He’d yet to take any relationship offline, but he was in trouble.We found out 86 per cent of the site’s users were men, São Paulo had the most registered users of any city and it’s mainly used by rich, powerful men.But what became of the marriages of the guilty parties, whose secret infidelity was suddenly not-so-secret at all?Online dating starts off like window shopping—avoid anything too heavy or serious. Most of your photos should be close up so people can see your face—this is where much of the initial “would we have good chemistry? Avoid cropping your photos, lest you end up with the dreaded way-too-vertical “I was standing next to my ex” photo. If someone introduced himself to you at a party, would the next thing out of your mouth be items off your resume? Let your personality win someone’s interest, not your bragging rights. The best way to flirt is to care deeply about whatever your date is saying and to focus all of your attention on him or her. Webb found that successful daters waited that amount of time and as a result still seemed eager without coming off as desperate. A good rule of thumb is to read your profile top to bottom, and if you see anything that sticks out as negative Debby Downer talk, take it out. We’re flattered when people throw attention our way. “How much is your marriage, standing in your community, and reputation at work worth to you? Thomas decided he wouldn’t pay up but Thomas couldn’t give her a real reason though: “I hemmed and hawed, but just couldn’t dance around the fact that I took the first step of introducing infidelity into our marriage.” He begged, groveled for forgiveness, promised to remain faithful, suggested counselling and told her he loved her. His wife didn’t walk out forever though - she came back early the next morning and suggested Thomas book an appointment with a marriage counselor.