Cities have seen a massive increase in cheating spouses, according to Ashley Madison, the website known for facilitating extramarital affairs.
Speaking with USA Today, the lascivious dating site provided some shocking data from 2017, revealing a spike in membership from several major cities. The summer months were the peak, with women signups reaching a record high in July.
"We know that these women are coming to our site because we provide a discreet platform for like-minded adults to connect and potentially meet," Ashley Madison's president and CTO Ruben Buell said in a statement.
Ashley Madison prides itself on being the "global leader for affairs" with a membership count of 54 million users; half of whom are women. Not all has been sunshine and rainbows for the company, though. Back in 2015, the Federal Trade Commission put them under investigation for a data breach that "exposed more than 36 million customers' private information and discovered the site using computer programs to impersonate women and engage men subscribers."
The ultra-liberal Seattle holds the top spot; Ashley Madison reasoned this may have something to do with the city being the birthplace of Starbucks. "The coffee chain has the most used gift cards by men who purchase credits on the website," reports USA Today.
The pot-smoking city of Denver holds second place, with Dallas and Philadelphia trailing closely behind. A full list of the top 20 cities below:
- San Jose
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- San Diego
- New York City
- San Antonio
- Washington DC
- Fort Worth