Apple Valley, Minnetonka are Twin Cities hotbeds for cheating spouses

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Ashley Madison has 26 million users and expects to bring in more than $120 million this year.
The suburbs are where most of the Twin Cities' wannabe cheaters live, according to new information released by Ashley Madison, which is known perhaps as the world's leading hookup site for wayward spouses.

According to the site's "membership per capita" numbers, 9.1 percent of the Twin Cities' Ashley Madison accounts belong to Apple Valley residents, which is the highest percentage in the metro. Minnetonka clocks in at second with 8.8 percent.

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The suburbs, in fact, occupy the top eight spots on the list. Here's three through eight:

3. Eagan (8.4 percent)
4. Woodbury (8.3 percent)
5. Maplewood (7.9 percent)
6. Orono (7.7 percent)
7. St. Louis Park (7.2 percent)
8. Eden Prairie (7.1 percent)

Urban locales finally appear on the list in the last two spots, with St. Paul's Macalester-Groveland at ninth (6.8 percent) and Minneapolis's classy Linden Hills neighborhood rounding things out (6.6 percent).

This is the first time Ashley Madison released local rankings of this sort since the summer of 2012. Falling off the adulterous list since then are Coon Rapids (number three in cheaters back then), Plymouth (fourth in 2012), downtown Minneapolis (sixth), and Wayzata (seventh).

Ashley Madison released these three local tidbits along with the latest numbers:
-- 42 percent of wannabe philanderers in the Twin Cities are female (average age 36)
-- Adulterers living in Apple Valley have the most children on average
-- St. Louis Park members in have the most affair partners
In a statement, Noel Biderman, Ashley Madison's founder and CEO, says that like many other things in life, those trying to figure out why cheaters live where they do should follow the money.

"The proclivity to cheat often goes hand in hand with opportunity," Biderman says. "Those with discretionary income and freedom to travel are even more likely to stray."

So apparently more money really can lead to more problems, at least for those who choose to tie the knot.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

This is the site for all those "traditional marriage" Republicans.

Terry Daniel
Terry Daniel

More award winning journalism from City Pages.

Roni Cardenas
Roni Cardenas

Half of these commentators think that Ashley is a person. SMH This website has been around for 15 years people. Get your heads out of the sand.

Roni Cardenas
Roni Cardenas

It should be a semicolon. Combining 2 independent sentences.

Chris Henry
Chris Henry

Sad...I love my wife and I know she loves me...that's why we're married ...don't get married if your going to be unfaithful

Valerie Voeks
Valerie Voeks

Consider the source... City Pages! Sensationalism does not equal journalism.

Mark Circle
Mark Circle

There are human beings; and there are human animals. This is an animal site!

Lisa Pflug
Lisa Pflug

When you husband is on a bunch of hookup sites the trust goes out w the trash.

Carol Davis Carpenter
Carol Davis Carpenter

The fact that our country is going to hell in a hand basket is precisely why this is there. No one takes any responsibility for their actions and the mentality is me, me, me. It's a sad shame. God help us all.

Kirk LaSota
Kirk LaSota

Why are you advertising such a sleezy and sinful site that encourages cheating and promiscuity?

Rachel Gonyer
Rachel Gonyer

I'm so sorry, I realize this is completely sexist.... But thank you for saying that AND being male!!! So refreshing!

Isaac Hill
Isaac Hill

It's a free country. It's what we asked for.

John E Thompson
John E Thompson

The problem isn't the billboard, the advertising, nor the fact this website exists. The problem is that there's actually a demand for this -- that people will actually sign up on a website to lie and cheat on their spouse. Maybe they should tell their spouse they aren't satisfied. Talk honestly and openly? Just a thought. In any case, I just hope terrible people who use this service end up together so I never end up with one of them.

Ethan Boatner
Ethan Boatner

I don't have a spouse, so I don't have to cheat, so I can stay home and read and drink beer. Win-Win.

Lia Hass
Lia Hass

I don't hate freedom of speech, and I never said I was right. Just because it offends me doesn't make me right... But, that doesn't mean we should liberally promote promiscuity and other vulgar acts against a sacred and legally binding vow. Its a contract, and adultery breaks that contract, destroys trust and ruins many families. Its not something I think should be on a billboard. But, that's just my opinion.

Amy Incin
Amy Incin

Life is short, why not live it respecting your spouse and family. That site is disgusting.

Dee Bailey Carroll
Dee Bailey Carroll

I would like to see this sign burned to the ground. No, I'm not threatening to do so myself, but I would enjoy it if someone else did...

Werdna Nampport
Werdna Nampport

Yes, to each their own but what are we soliciting here, cuz I'm pretty sure its adultery And that in my opinion does not belong on a billboard.

Lia Hass
Lia Hass

Obviously, people don't have morals anymore. That this billboard was even allowed disgusts me!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Got your attention, didn't it?


MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Yeah, thanks Obama!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

than

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

Maybe you should read the Constitution sometime - especially the part about freedom of speech.

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