If you live in one of Houston's nicer neighborhoods and you've noticed that one member of that seemingly happily-married couple next door has been acting a little nervous lately, there's a survey that might offer an explanation why (though we really wouldn't recommend confronting said neighbor or their spouse— especially the spouse— with the following survey information).
According to a 2015 national survey of adultery in America conducted by recently-hacked adulterers-only dating website AshleyMadison.com, Houston is the eighth most adulterous city in the country, with 187,000 Houstonians signed up for Ashley Madison accounts. And a more specific Ashley Madison survey says that those members are distributed somewhat evenly throughout Houston's ritziest neighborhoods, with Sugar Land and West University rounding out the top two. That shouldn't really come as a surprise.
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Now, finishing eighth here isn't too outrageous, considering Houston is the fourth largest city in the country. But despite the low-when-placed-in-proper-context numbers, there are almost definitely at least 187,000 faithful spouses who would still vehemently argue that Houston has about 187,000 too many adulterers.