The fine folks (and I use that term loosely) at Ashley Madison have released a list of U.S. cities with the most members of their site, and shamefully, 5 of Texas' biggest cities were in the top 20.

For those who don't know, Ashley Madison is a dating website for married people looking to have an affair. Their slogan is, "Life is Short. Have an Affair." The site was hacked in 2015, exposing the user data of countless users.

According to USA Today, Ashley Madison admins pulled data from the summer of 2017 to reveal which cities had the highest concentration of married users looking to hookup with people who are definitely not their spouse.

  1. Seattle
  2. Denver
  3. Dallas
  4. Philadelphia
  5. San Jose
  6. Los Angeles
  7. San Francisco
  8. Houston
  9. Charlotte
  10. Austin
  11. Columbus
  12. Indianapolis
  13. Chicago
  14. San Diego
  15. New York City
  16. Jacksonville
  17. San Antonio
  18. Washington DC
  19. Fort Worth
  20. Phoenix

Dallas came in at 3rd, with Houston and Austin taking 8th and 9th. San Antonio and Fort Worth came in at 17th and 19th.

I'm a silver lining kinda guy, so hey, at least marriage counselors and divorce attorneys will be in demand in these cities. Anyone looking for a new career path, take note!

But seriously, if you're going to take the plunge, you have to be willing to deal with the sh-...messy parts. If you can't handle it, don't you owe it to the other person to be honest and either fix the marriage or get out?

Besides, chances are that site will get hacked again, and then you're really in for it.