Ashley Madison

Security and Anonymity Claims May be a Pinch Overstated!

The illicit affair website Ashley Madison was hacked last month which exposed the personal information, credit cards and email addresses of many of its 39 million users. The hackers said they wouldn’t release the data if Ashley Madison shut down. It didn’t, so they did.

Lawyers around the country are reporting an uptick in divorce-related calls from clients. Some receptionists are bearing the brunt of the calls as lawyers are in back-to-back meetings (in stark comparison to the client spouse’s back-to-front meetings).

While many will ultimately seek counseling (I’m sure couches will fill up quickly) and not divorce, the smarter ones will. After all, Ashley Madison isn’t about a regretful, intoxicated indiscretion. Ashley Madison is about paying a fee to schedule infidelity.

For those ultimately divorcing, family manses may pop onto the market as assets are split. However, cleaving a family in two will mean what was one home becomes two! For every divorce, one more homestead is created.

Cha-Ching on Realtor commissions, but yikes for buyers!

Want to check-up on a suspicious spouse? The complete data file can be downloaded here.

Of course the funny part is that Ashley Madison was embroiled in a lawsuit in 2013 over their creation of fake female profiles to give the illusion that there are ladies ready and waiting. In fact some estimate, 90 to 95 percent of the paid profiles are men. (The suit was filed because the profile creators claim carpel tunnel syndrome!)

Comes word from The New York Post that the richest neighborhoods in New York are the ones where the most cheating goes on, apparently. The New York Post called in Noel Biderman, he the CEO of the site… if you don’t know what that is, you’ve lived in the Bible Belt too long! (It’s a dating site for people looking to have extramarital affairs, SHOCKER!) Here’s what Biderman said about lousy spouses in the Big A:

“In the New York area in particular, with successful people there may be more cheating going on because the more opportunity you’re given — and that’s the reason you see athletes, celebrities and politicians involved in affairs — the more other people thrust themselves at you… “For women, the more successful they are, the more likely they are to cheat,” Biderman said. “For men, we’ve found that infidelity usually comes into play when children come on to the scene”

So while I await my call-back from Mr. B about Dallas demos, what neighborhoods in Big D do you think would have the biggest cheatin’ hearts? I’m going to guess — based on Biderman’s accessment — Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Plano and Uptown. Park Cities and Preston Hollow — high net worth residents who have more people “thrust” at them. Uptown? More celebrities and Cougars at Rattlesnake Bar. Plano because I’ve heard that Legacy bars are where all the divorcees hang out.

What do you think?  This is important stuff to know when you are buying a house!




and we have bigger bedrooms...

We skidded in at Number 9, but no wonder we love big bedrooms so darn much! Dallas still made it into the Top Ten! Washington, D.C. made the tip top of the list of U.S. cities with the most members per capita at Ashley Madison, that notorious adult dating web site for married people who like to, well, cheat. The website says it has around 13 million members in 17 countries around the world; and here’s a shocker: AM membership spiked by a whopping 977 percent on February 15. Guess wives go out and cheat on husbands when they don’t like their Valentines Day gift, which is why I just buy my own!

AM’s CEO and founder, Noel Biderman, who I think is brilliant, says DC is no surprise: “Powerful men and women, particularly those in politics, tend to take multiple ‘risks’ on their way to the top, ” she says. Simply put, the more successful you are, the more prone to cheating you are she says… and Washington is full of successful people looking for something outside their marriage.

Guess Dallas is, too, though I hear Cougarville is centered up near Legacy,

Here are the Top Ten Ashley Madison members per capita city:

1.Washington, D.C.

2.San Antonio, Texas


4.Salt Lake City

5.Oklahoma City, Okla.





10.Orlando, Fla.