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Husband cheating? Ashley Madison says member signups spiked in these cities last year

Cheating husbands and wives might be most common in Seattle, according to a report from infidelity website Ashley Madison.

The dating site for married men and women analyzed its 2017 data, and revealed which cities had the most member signups per capita in a release shared with USA TODAY. The data specifically was pulled from the summer of 2017 and also found that women signups hit an all-time high in July.

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“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.

Seattle’s top spot might be partly because it is the birthplace of Starbucks, Ashley Madison suggests, as the coffee chain has the most used gift cards by men who purchase credits on the website.

Denver came in second, with Dallas and Philadelphia not far behind.

Ashley Madison, which boasts it is “the global leader for affairs,” has more than 54 million member accounts. A little over half of Ashley Madison’s users are female.

Here is a list of Ashley Madison’s top 20 cities, according to company’s report:

  1. Seattle
  2. Denver
  3. Dallas
  4. Philadelphia
  5. San Jose
  6. Los Angeles
  7. San Francisco
  8. Houston
  9. Charlotte
  10. Austin
  11. Columbus
  12. Indianapolis
  13. Chicago
  14. San Diego
  15. New York City
  16. Jacksonville
  17. San Antonio
  18. Washington DC
  19. Fort Worth
  20. Phoenix

Ashley Madison was the subject of an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission in 2015 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 company settled for the charges at $1.6 million. Since then, the company commissioned accounting firm Ernst & Young to review its 2017 member statistics, and said all accounts included in the cities report are verified as active male and female users.

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Husband cheating? Ashley Madison says member signups spiked in these cities last year

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