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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 13, 2013 11:53PM
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I'm sure this was a very scientific, academic study.  Just like political polls.
Feb 13, 2013 11:43PM
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I think in DC it is who is not cheating rather than who is cheating.   I thought the Bible belt in Texas and Oklahoma would preclude cheating.  I guess what you do Saturady gets washed away Sunday morning.
Feb 13, 2013 11:38PM
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They way they lie and cheat in DC I'm not surprised in the slightest.
Feb 13, 2013 11:34PM
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I can see why D.C. takes the top spot with all of those dirty politicians...but no Las Vegas, NV anywhere on this list? THAT seems a bit surprising as it IS the City of Sin...
Feb 13, 2013 11:20PM
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Ahhh the website for Whores and Douche bags! I found my ex on there... which is why he is my ex. Thanks ****tards. 
Feb 13, 2013 11:10PM
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Not surprised to find out Washing, DC is the most unfaithful.  If a person is not faithful to their spouse they will not be faithful in other areas of their life, as well.  The evidence is the government's unfaithfulness with the money of the American people.  They have the same attitude with our taxes as they do with their spouses ... "Life is short ... let's spend!"
Feb 13, 2013 10:59PM
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But Lincoln, Neb is one of the 10 best run cities in America!   Another of these 10 best nonsense  items said so.  I read it myself less than a month ago.
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