31 Worst American Cities for Staying Monogamous

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31 Worst American Cities for Staying Monogamous
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If you haven’t cheated on your spouse, sadly, you’re in the minority. In a recent study from Trustify, 55 percent of male respondents said they cheated on their spouse with five or more people, and 50 percent of female respondents admitted to cheating with one person. And those are just the people who admitted to it.

Of course, nothing can make someone cheat, but there are certain factors that can tempt a person to stray from their monogamous relationship—and those factors run rampant in many U.S. cities. The more nightlife there is, and the more single or divorced friends someone has, for example, that often contributes to their decision to cheat.

In order to find out which cities make it hardest to stay monogamous, we calculated something that we’ve dubbed the Infidelity Factor for major U.S. cities. Collecting data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we noted a city’s total population in addition to the percent of the population that was divorced, separated, and the number of bars per 100,000 people. Then, we averaged those numbers together. (Note: Not all data was available for all cities.)

Then, we consulted Ashley Madison, the notorious dating site for married people. Specifically, we looked at their list of the top 20 cities in the U.S. with the most sign-ups. If a city appeared on that list, the number away it was from getting knocked off the list was added to the aforementioned average. So, if a city had 12 percent of its population divorced, 3 percent separated, and 17 bars per 100,000 people, that’d be a 10.7 average. If it then appeared as No. 16 on Ashley Madison’s list, we added 5 to the average, giving it an Infidelity Factor of 15.7.

It’s a lot of math, but what it boils down to is that someone who’s vulnerable to temptation is likely to make a poor (e.g. unfaithful) choice if they’re living in a city with a higher Infidelity Factor. So keep reading to find out whether or not your current place of residence made the list of the 31 worst cities for staying monogamous.

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Atlanta, Georgia

Total adult population: 382,272

Percent of adult population divorced: 11

Percent of adult population separated: 2.1

Number of bars per 100K people: 19.89

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 11

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Boston, Massachusetts

Total adult population: 567,127

Percent of adult population divorced: 7.7

Percent of adult population separated: 2.8

Number of bars per 100K people: 23.77

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 11.4

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El Paso, Texas

Total adult population: 543,798

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.8

Percent of adult population separated: 2.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 20.06

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 11.7

kansas city, missouri

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Kansas City, Missouri

Total adult population: 377,945

Percent of adult population divorced: 13.2

Percent of adult population separated: 2

Number of bars per 100K people: 20.77

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 12

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Wichita, Kansas

Total adult population: 302,853

Percent of adult population divorced: 13

Percent of adult population separated: 1.9

Number of bars per 100K people: 22.83

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 12.6

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Washington, D.C.

Total adult population: 559,873

Percent of adult population divorced: 9.1

Percent of adult population separated: 2.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 17.76

Number on Ashley Madison list: 18

Infidelity Factor: 12.7

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Tulsa, Oklahoma

Total adult population: 316,190

Percent of adult population divorced: 15.1

Percent of adult population separated: 2.6

Number of bars per 100K people: 21.34

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 13

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Total adult population: 490,331

Percent of adult population divorced: 14.6

Percent of adult population separated: 2.6

Number of bars per 100K people: 22.12

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 13.1

Jacksonville {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Jacksonville, Florida

Total adult population: 688,789

Percent of adult population divorced: 14

Percent of adult population separated: 2.8

Number of bars per 100K people: 8.06

Number on Ashley Madison list: 16

Infidelity Factor: 13.3

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New York, New York

Total adult population: 6,952,442

Percent of adult population divorced: 7.9

Percent of adult population separated: 3.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 16

Number on Ashley Madison list: 15

Infidelity Factor: 15

San Antonio {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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San Antonio, Texas

Total adult population: 1,130,405

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.4

Percent of adult population separated: 3.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 18.22

Number on Ashley Madison list: 17

Infidelity Factor: 15.3

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Baltimore, Maryland

Total adult population: 509.488

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.9

Percent of adult population separated: 3.6

Number of bars per 100K people: 31.56

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not present

Infidelity Factor: 15.4

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San Diego, California

Total adult population: 1,137,367

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.2

Percent of adult population separated: 1.9

Number of bars per 100K people: 13.86

Number on Ashley Madison list: 14

Infidelity Factor: 15.7

Phoenix {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Phoenix, Arizona

Total adult population: 1,204,460

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.8

Percent of adult population separated: 2.3

Number of bars per 100K people: 31

Number on Ashley Madison list: 20

Infidelity Factor: 16.4

Omaha, drunkest cities, happiest cities, best singles scenes, rent, property, best job opportunities

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Omaha, Nebraska

Total adult population: 349,774

Percent of adult population divorced: 11.7

Percent of adult population separated: 1.7

Number of bars per 100K people: 38.03

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 17.1

Milwaukee {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Total adult population: 465,206

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.8

Percent of adult population separated: 2.3

Number of bars per 100K people: 38.99

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 17.4

Charlotte {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Total adult population: 640,927

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.2

Percent of adult population separated: 2.8

Number of bars per 100K people: Not available

Number on Ashley Madison list: 9

Infidelity Factor: 18.5

Chicago Bean {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Chicago, Illinois

Total adult population: 2,213,849

Percent of adult population divorced: 8.4

Percent of adult population separated: 2.4

Number of bars per 100K people: 23.36

Number on Ashley Madison list: 13

Infidelity Factor: 19.4

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Portland, Oregon

Total adult population: 523,134

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.6

Percent of adult population separated: 1.8

Number of bars per 100K people: 47.2

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 20.5

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Total adult population: 668,993

Percent of adult population divorced: 13.4

Percent of adult population separated: 2.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 19.29

Number on Ashley Madison list: 12

Infidelity Factor: 20.6

San Jose {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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San Jose, California

Total adult population: 810,008

Percent of adult population divorced: 8.1

Percent of adult population separated: 1.8

Number of bars per 100K people: Not available

Number on Ashley Madison list: 5

Infidelity Factor: 21

Los Angeles {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Los Angeles, California

Total adult population: 3,213,229

Percent of adult population divorced: 8.4

Percent of adult population separated: 2.8

Number of bars per 100K people: 8.25

Number on Ashley Madison list: 6

Infidelity Factor: 21.5

new orleans, la

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Total adult population: 316,323

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.3

Percent of adult population separated: 3

Number of bars per 100K people: 52.62

Number on Ashley Madison list: Not applicable

Infidelity Factor: 22.6

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Columbus, Ohio

Total adult population: 673,724

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.5

Percent of adult population separated: 2.3

Number of bars per 100K people: 24.18

Number on Ashley Madison list: 11

Infidelity Factor: 23

Austin, Texas {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Austin, Texas

Total adult population: 740,623

Percent of adult population divorced: 11.2

Percent of adult population separated: 2.1

Number of bars per 100K people: 22.6

Number on Ashley Madison list: 10

Infidelity Factor: 23

Dallas {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Dallas, Texas

Total adult population: 996,720

Percent of adult population divorced: 11.1

Percent of adult population separated: 3.5

Number of bars per 100K people: 14.57

Number on Ashley Madison list: 3

Infidelity Factor: 27.7

Lombard Street San Francisco {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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San Francisco, California

Total adult population: 752,386

Percent of adult population divorced: 8.3

Percent of adult population separated: 1.5

Number of bars per 100K people: 42.03

Number on Ashley Madison list: 7

Infidelity Factor: 31.3

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Total adult population: 1,268,440

Percent of adult population divorced: 9.1

Percent of adult population separated: 3.4

Number of bars per 100K people: 30.42

Number on Ashley Madison list: 4

Infidelity Factor: 31.3

Space Needle Seattle {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Seattle, Washington

Total adult population: 579,994

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.2

Percent of adult population separated: 1.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 26.41

Number on Ashley Madison list: 1

Infidelity Factor: 32.6

Denver, Colorado {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Denver, Colorado

Total adult population: 543,798

Percent of adult population divorced: 12.8

Percent of adult population separated: 2.2

Number of bars per 100K people: 27.7

Number on Ashley Madison list: 2

Infidelity Factor: 33.2

Houston, Texas {Worst Cities for Staying Monogamous}

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Houston, Texas

Total adult population: 1,757,507

Percent of adult population divorced: 10.1

Percent of adult population separated: 3.4

Number of bars per 100K people: 50

Number on Ashley Madison list: 8

Infidelity Factor: 34.2

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