I live in Ottawa. When the Ashley Madison story first broke, I thought to myself, “Wow, four people in Ottawa are going to be really stressed out.”
I know. My brain picked “four” as the likely number of people in my city registered on a website that facilitates infidelity. I thought Ashley Madison was an American company, and Ottawa can sometimes seems like a quiet little town. Sure, we have our occasional scandals on the Hill, but really. Ottawa?
Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is also it’s most potentially adulterous, Reuters reports. Around 1 in 5 of the population is registered on Ashley Madison, a social network aimed at married people that touts “Life is short. Have an affair” as it’s slogan.
The sleepy city, with a population of around 883,000 boasts 189,810 users, according to Avid Life Media, the Toronto-based company that owns the service.
I find this all really depressing. It’s likely that I know at least a few people who’ve signed up for help to cheat on their partners.