On analysis of the code, it became clear engineers had developed female chatbots, which had in turn engaged some of its male userbase.
The world gawped as a British MP, Michelle Thomson (who subsequently denied using the website) and US actor Josh Duggar (again, denied) were revealed amongst its clientele.
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For now it's difficult to tell exactly what is going on in the code.But what if the chatbot was created by the company itself?Take Ashley Madison, which had its entire source code, internal company emails and 37 million customers' personal information dumped onto torrenting sites earlier this year.Free dating sites fast became an ecosystem for programmers to let loose their bot scripts - luring the sexually curious to malware or "extra" services.Meeting a robot is an inevitable part of online dating - or owning an email address.