LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — The extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com has released a list of the most adulterous neighborhoods in the District.
The site says about 48,000 cheaters live in the metropolitan area, based on its usership. According to membership per capita the most affair-seekers live in these areas:
- Dupont Circle (9.6 percent)
- Georgetown (9.2 percent)
- Arlington (8.9 percent)
- Adams Morgan (8.4 percent)
- Logan Circle (8.3 percent)
- Capitol Hill (8.1 percent)
- Fairfax (7.8 percent)
- Atlas District (7.5 percent)
- Bethesda (7.3 percent)
- Columbia Heights (6.8 percent)
According to site founder and CEO Noel Biderman, affluence is a common element found on the top ten neighborhoods lists for most cities.
“The proclivity to cheat often goes hand in hand with opportunity,” he says. “Those with discretionary income and freedom to travel are even more likely to stray.”
Other interesting facts that AshleyMadison.com dug up while researching D.C. — 47 percent of its users in this area are female and Capitol Hill is home to the most members who log onto the site with government e-mail addresses.