Don’t Want Your Partner to Stray? Better Move to Wagga Wagga Then


It’s a fling thing. Married dating site Ashley Madison has revealed which cities have the most extramarital affairs over summer and it’s time to start freaking out Melbourne.

Yep, Victoria’s capital has taken out the top spot for philanderers.

But while Melbourne’s where couples cheat, all those living in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, can relax about those unshaven legs and mum tums. It turns out couples there are MOST likely to stay loyal. Phew!

Summer lovin’

To give some insight into who would and wouldn’t be tempted to be unfaithful this summer, Ashley Madison (a dating site for anyone married or in a long-term relationship keen for some naughty nookie on the sly), looked at their sign-ups between the period of 21 December 2017 and March 2018. The results? Pretty interesting indeed!

Keep it in your pants!

City cheaters

Based on the numbers, Melbourne had the most cheaters. Below are the worst city offenders:

  • Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Wollongong

Per capita results

However, when looking at sign-ups per capita, Nowra on the South Coast of New South Wales had the highest amount of married folks having summer flings. Here are the top four:

  • Nowra (NSW)
  • Bendigo (VIC)
  • Wollongong (NSW)
  • Coffs Harbour (NSW)


Well-behaved in Wagga

On the flip side, the city with the least number of Ashley Madison sign-ups last summer were:

  • Wagga Wagga  (NSW)
  • Rockhampton (QLD)
  • Townsville (QLD)
  • Mandurah (WA)
  • Ballarat (VIC)

But per capita, the city with the lowest number of cheaters was actually Adelaide, South Australia! Way to go happy lovers!

Why people cheat

According to Ashley Madison’s consulting sex and relationship therapist, Dr. Tammy Nelson, the main reasons why couples cheat is excitement and sexual gratification.

“Many times excitement, spontaneity, and passion are linked to new relationships, and it’s not unreasonable to crave those feelings again. Those butterflies, and the unbridled passion – all of it is synonymous with a new relationship and also a fling, and for the many people, it fades over time,” she says.

mum central

How to keep ’em keen

However the good news is that if you can spark things up again in your own relationship, then it’s less likely that you OR your partner is going to go seeking a cheeky bit on the side.

“If you can create that satisfaction and increase passion, in your own relationship – and you need to be willing to do that – you can create an ‘affair’ with your own partner,” continues Dr. Nelson. “An erotic ‘affair like’ relationship at home makes it much less likely that either of you will stray outside your marriage or committed partnerships.”

Awesome! Just one more thing to add to our never ending to-do list. Or we could all move to Wagga Wagga…

Not sure if you need to up the anti on bedroom sexy times? Compare yourself to other women in our article here about mum sex lives. Or you could just get yourself a pair of these raunchy bikini bottoms.

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Susan is a Sydney based writer and mum of three highly energetic boys who keep her firmly on her toes (and slightly bonkers). When she’s not writing or trying to keep it all together she’s probably reading, watching Netflix or having a sneaky massage.

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