Washington D.C. isn’t just a town of lying politicians anymore – it’s a town of cheaters as well!
For the second year in a row, the nation’s capital is also the capital of infidelity, according to data from the cheating site, AshleyMadison.com.
According to a press release from AshleyMadison.com — a dating site for married people looking to cheat — D.C. was recently named “America’s Least Faithful City” for the second year in a row. The title was based on data collected by the infidelity website, which found that D.C. had the highest number of sign-ups per capita in 2012, boasting 34,157 new members. Two Texas cities — Austin and Houston — came in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.
It also must be noted that a recent poll revealed that Washingtonians are also the most likely to view porn. Correlation, maybe?
Founder and CEO of the site, Noel Biderman, explained why he was not surprised to see D.C. top the list yet again.
“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,” he 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.”
Get this. Ashley Madison is expected to see an increase of visitors to its site the day after Valentine’s Day, which is one of their busiest days of the year. And that’s not just in D.C. So, what are the cheating statistics nationwide?
In a 2010 General Social Survey sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 19 percent of men said that they had been unfaithful at some point during their marriages, down from 21 percent in 1991. The number of women who reported having an affair, meanwhile, increased from 11 percent in 1991 to 14 percent in 2010.
Yikes! What’s going on ladies! Are the men to blame?
SOURCE: Huffington Post