Park Slope Leads in Internet Extramarital Affairs

04/30/2012 3:47 PM |

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More Park Slope residents subscribe to a website that promotes extramarital sex than do those from any other neighborhood in Brooklyn, the New York Post reports. AshleyMadison.com, a dating website for married people, has more than 500,000 members in the New York metropolitan area, and Park Slope has the second highest percentage of them in the region. (Great Neck, Long Island was first; more than three percent of its adult population subscribes to the site!) “There seems to be a disproportionate amount of cheating spouses in affluent areas and neighborhoods in New York,” AshleyMadison’s CEO told the paper. “In the New York area in particular, with successful people there may be more cheating going on because the more opportunity you’re given—and that’s the reason you see athletes, celebrities and politicians involved in affairs—the more other people thrust themselves at you.”

Of course, this isn’t exactly a scientific survey. As the majority of respondents to a poll on the Park Slope Patch agreed, “Cheaters are everywhere; all this data says is that Slope residents are more willing to pay a web site to cheat.” Which is news in and of itself, no?

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