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Where are America's least faithful cities?

Extra-marital affairs are more common in some cities than others, according to an annual report.

By Kristin Wong Feb 13, 2013 10:25PM

For the second year in a row, Washington D.C. has been named the country's most infidelity-prone city.

AshleyMadison.com is a dating website for married people looking to cheat. "You only live once," is their motto, followed by, "have an affair." As you can imagine, the site is no stranger to criticism, and they've released another controversial report: their annual list of "Americas Least Faithful Cities." Based on user data collected on their site, they found that our nation's capital is indeed our country's least faithful city.

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Washington D.C. had the highest number of AshleyMadison members per capita last year—with 34,157 new users. Apparently, Texans also have cheating on their minds. Austin and Houston came in second and third on the list.

"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," founder Noel Biderman said in a press release. "Living in D.C., it's crucial to keep up appearances and therefore adultery has become a way of life for many of the city's most powerful residents." 

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Biderman also found that the day after Valentine's Day is his site's busiest day of the year. In 2012, they had a 439 percent increase in membership sign-ups.

So where else does infidelity prevail?

  Top 10 Least Faithful Cities, according to AshleyMadison.com:
  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Austin
  3. Houston
  4. Miami 
  5. Oklahoma City, Okla.
  6. Richmond, Va.
  7. Boston
  8. Lincoln, Neb.
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Phoenix, Aiz.

 

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Photo: Cameron Davidson/Getty Images

98Comments
Feb 19, 2013 12:24PM
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D.C. is number one? SHOCKING!!!! What else could we expect from a city fulls of crooks?
Feb 17, 2013 4:40PM
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Miami is no surprise....they have super high STD's and HIV.

The beautiful people are always looking for something better because their ego is more important than their integrity. I am one of the beautiful but in body and mind dating in Florida is full of idiots
Feb 15, 2013 4:51AM
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Austin, Texas... I live here there is nothing but weird, young hippies here. How did you ever put this city in that ranking? Keep Austin Weird is the city slogan...indeed it is! Take your survey over... 
Feb 14, 2013 11:20PM
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This is not a surprise to most Americans.  We expect it. 

Government cheats me with tax increases.....so what's new? 

But there is a bit of good news, Joe BM Biden said he isn't running for Pope.

Feb 14, 2013 10:30AM
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Washington D.C, a town void of moral conviction?...Shut up!

Feb 14, 2013 7:16AM
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What a remarkably insightful study. I mean, I'm sure the data collection techniques and research methodology employed by those highly trained social scientists at AshleyMadison were beyond question.

 

NOT.

Feb 14, 2013 7:10AM
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Just a money making racket.  If you sign up for the free membership, Ashley Madison doesn't let you do anything. You can't contact anyone and if someone tries to contact you, you can't open the email. A totally useless site unless you want to pay.  There are numerous other sites that basically offer the same types of things but allow free members to be contacted. Ashley is only about the almighty dollar.
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