We have yet another thing to be proud of, Washington. The website Ashley Madison—that's the one that helps match married people find someone to have an affair with—has more registrants per capita in the DC area than anywhere else. Oh, yes. We are that good. We can elect politicians who get up to no good while simultaneously cheating on our spouses. Almost 38,000 locals have registered an account with Ashley Madison (out of about thirteen million total members) and there are an average of thirty new sign-ups per day (with Mondays being the peak day). Of course, we don't know exactly how many follow through to consummation, but with the company's Affair Guarantee it has to be a profitable number of people or they would quickly end the program. From the FAQs it sounds like singles are the ones to have the most trouble finding a match, so they offer this helpful advice:
People in relationships may feel that you have an upper-hand and that you may not be sympathetic to their circumstances. Take your time to build an additional level of trust with attached people you wish to meet. The rest of their FAQs offer even more suggestions on how to get the most out of the site. E.g.: "Avoid the "Cyrano-syndrome". Emails can be deceiving so don't get carried away in an email fantasy." Any thoughts on who makes up the bulk of the local clientele? Diplomats here on an extended stay, perhaps? Or do you think it is more actual residents? Leave your answers in the comments.
· D.C. best city for cheating, according to Web site for cheaters [WaPo]
· Ashley Madison [OfficialSite]
· Affair Guarantee [AshleyMadison]
· Ashley Madison FAQs [AshleyMadison]
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