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Is Washington, DC, Capital of Cheating?

Dating website says the District is the least faithful city in U.S.

Is Washington, DC, Capital of Cheating?

Washington, DC tops the list of the “least faithful cities in America,” according to a blog post on the dating site AshleyMadison.com.

The website 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 the District of Columbia enrolled on the website, earning the top spot on AshleyMadison’s top 10 list. Two Texas cities, Austin and Houston, round out the top three slots.

No West Coast city appears on the list; East coast and Midwest cities complete the top 10:

  1. Washington, DC
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Miami, FL
  5. Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Richmond, VA
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Philadelphia, PA
  9. Lincoln, NE
  10. 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. 

What about the DC suburbs? Are they implicated as well? Tell us in comments.

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