Is Washington, DC, the Capital of Cheating?
A dating website says DC, is the least faithful city in the U.S.
Washington, DC, tops the list of the “least faithful cities in America,” according to a blog post on the dating site AshleyMadison.com.
AshleyMadison.com touts itself as “the most successful website for finding an affair and cheating partners” and bases its ratings on the number of sign-ups to its site per capita in a given region.
In 2012, 34,157 individuals in DC enrolled on the website, earning the city the top spot on AshleyMadison’s top 10 list. Two Texas cities, Austin and Houston, rounded out the top three slots.
No West Coast city appears on the list. East coast and Midwest cities complete the top 10:
- Washington, DC
- Austin, TX
- Houston, TX
- Miami, FL
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Richmond, VA
- Boston, MA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Lincoln, NE
- Phoenix, AZ
The website’s founder and CEO, Noel Biderman, attributes DC’s ranking to some very public events, saying, “With enormous public attention paid to political cheating scandals this year, including the Gen. Petraeus affair, there was no doubt that Washington residents would be influenced.”
Other data from the site claims that DC also has the highest percentage of married men over the age of 50 seeking affairs.