Where Cheaters Live: S.F.'s 10 Most Adulterous Neighborhoods

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That doesn't look like it's his fault at all
Have you ever wondered what those rich folks in Pac Heights do with all that extra money lying around? Apparently, they are lavishing diamonds on every hottie who isn't their spouse.

According to new stats released today, San Francisco is a great place to have an extramarital affair, especially in the wealthy enclaves of the city, where you are most likely to find a cheating spouse.

You know who you are, even if your wife doesn't.

AshleyMadison.com, a website that helps married users find partners other than their spouses (its slogan is "life is short, have an affair") revealed that some 68,980 San Franciscans are registered with the infidelity site, proving that this polyamorous city is a great place to have multiple hookups outside the home.

Using that data, the site's CEO was able to crunch some numbers and determine where exactly in San Francisco all these cheaters live, with Pacific Heights coming in at No.1, followed by the Financial District and the Marina -- all neighborhoods where people can easily afford more than one partner.

Ironically enough, at the bottom of the list was North Beach, home to strippers and more strippers, followed by the Lower Haight, where apparently post-punk rockers would rather be bohemians than adulterers.

Here are the top 10 neighborhoods:


According to the cheating service, 46.3 percent of S.F. women registered with the service are actually married; that means that 57 percent of women using the site in the city are single yet looking to have affairs specifically with married men.

Other interesting facts:

  • a high percentage of single men and women in the IT profession are using the service
  • a high percentage of women are specifically looking for a sugar daddy
  • The Mission District has the most affair partners
  • The Marina has the youngest crop of cheaters
  • Pacific Heights has the most female users of the service.

Well, this news certainly puts a whole new spin on the famous phrase "San Francisco treat."

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Reminiscenses of polygamy and polyandry in the modern society. It happened on the primitives and barbarous societies wich were allowed. 


"registered users" people with money to waste on the site, that is ALL it can measure. 


I hope you don't mean to conflate polyamory with infidelity. AshleyMadison is not for polyamorous people, because that would require the knowledge and consent of your other partner. There is a huge ethical difference there that is supremely important.

Montira Warran
Montira Warran

So, three relatively affluent neighborhoods in the city make the top of the list? That's a rather sad commentary about society.

Sean Parker
Sean Parker

"all neighborhoods where people can easily afford more than one partner." Ha, I guess a broke ass G like myself will remain loyal.

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