Apparently this is the cheating capital of the UK

Any guesses?


Any guesses?

There are lots of studies out there that have tried to understand why people cheat. Many celebs have opened up their experiences with infidelity and it has been blamed on a number of things - age, a good sex life (yes, you read that correctly), and even names (if you have this name you're more likely to be unfaithful, apparently).

But where does it happen the most? One city that has been named as the cheating capital of the UK (lovely) and the results have come from Ashley Madison, a dating website for married people.

Any guesses?

From a list of the 15 UK cities, Portsmouth has come out on top based on signup data per capital from the summer of 2018 from 21st June to 22nd September of the same year.

Other cities in the top ten include Coventry, Leicester and London.

The full list is as follows:

  1. Portsmouth
  2. Coventry
  3. Bradford
  4. Sunderland
  5. Wolverhampton
  6. Leicester
  7. Bristol
  8. Stoke-on-Trent
  9. Plymouth
  10. Edinburgh
  11. London
  12. Cardiff
  13. Derby
  14. Nottingham
  15. Swansea

Christoph Kraemer, Managing Director Europe for Ashley Madison says: 'While most would assume that bigger cities produce more cheaters per capita, this data shows us what we were already aware of; infidelity lives everywhere.'

Probably not helped by cheating sites, but okay.

He continued: 'Seeing a place like Portsmouth that's more well known for being the birthplace of Charles Dickens than its nightlife, beat out a fast-paced and transient locale like London, just reinforces that cheating isn't contingent on a big population; it happens in cities big and small.'


Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.