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Data reveals that Austin is one of the most adulterous cities in the nation

Data reveals that Austin is one of the most adulterous cities in the nation

It seems like everyday a survey is released with Austin landing at the top of the list for reasons such as best city for job-seekers, most romantic or fastest growing. Let’s face it, Austin has a lot to be proud of. 

But is “Most Adulterous” one of them? The Live Music Capital of the World is also the nation’s capital for affairs, according to new data from the dating site designed for those already in relationships, AshleyMadison.com.

A recent survey conducted by the infamous extra-marital website ranked Austin in the No. 2 slot on its list of America’s Least Faithful Cities. The company reports Austin experienced a surge of sign-ups in 2012 (over 20,000), following in the philandering footsteps of only Washington D.C.  

To put it in perspective, that’s only about 14,000 registrations behind scoundrel-ridden Washington D.C., which was ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row. (It makes you wonder how we were also named the “Best City for Singles,” doesn’t it?)

In addition to taking the number two spot in the country, Austin also boasts another dubious distinction: the highest percentage of active members on the site after 11 p.m.

CultureMap sister-city Houston claimed the No. 3 spot, making Texas one of the fastest growing states full of cheaters according to AshleyMadison.com’s founder, CEO, and “King of Infidelity” Noel Biderman.

Biderman claims he isn’t surprised the LoneStar State had such a solid showing on the list: “Though Austin and Houston are two very different cities culturally, infidelity is the thread that ties them together; transcending socio-economic, ethnic, age and obviously gender bias.”

Other cities to receive this honored title were Miami, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Boston, Philadelphia, Lincoln, and Phoenix. 

At least we can still say we’re not as shady as Washington D.C.?