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L.A. Ranks Number One in Mistresses Per Capita

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Ashley Madison, the infamous website that helps facilitate extramarital affairs for the would-be unfaithful, has a lot invested in figuring out where people are most likely to cheat on their spouses. So, they did a little research to find out which U.S. city has the most mistresses per capita, and guess what? It's us!

According to a release sent out yesterday, L.A. beat out Washington, DC (take that, Capitol Hill interns!) for the distinction, as well as Dallas, TX, and West Palm Beach, FL, among others. Within the confines of our fair city, the highest percentage of mistresses are concentrated where the wealthy have a lot to spend on their sidepiece dalliances -- in the 90210 zip code.

The founder of Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, has some profound speculation as to why we're so cavalier about getting involved with married men here in the Southland.

"LA operates on an entirely different plane than most other major cities," he said. "Many women who live there have their sights set on other priorities besides just marriage and family, therefore pursuing a relationship with someone who already has a wife and kids suits their lifestyle perfectly."