Tunbridge Wells tops the list of the most adulterous towns in the UK

New research has revealed the top 10 towns in the UK where residents are most likely to cheat on their partners, with Tunbridge Wells in Kent taking the top spot.

The Official Infidelity Index study, conducted by IllicitEncounters.com, showed that 1,146 residents (or 2.2% of the population) in this ‘cheating capital’ were currently having an affair, compared with just 88 people in the most faithful area, Barry in Wales.

Also high on the list were Guildford, where 2.1% of the population admitted to cheating, Wrexham, where 1.89% had had an affair, and Maidenhead, where 1.86% had been unfaithful.

The site, which refers to itself as a ‘discreet and confidential extra marital affairs dating service for women and men’, explains: ‘The Major Towns Index shows the towns in order of most illicit. The percentages shown represent our data against that of the population of that town therefore giving it an accurate ranking against other towns.’

Want to see how your area compares? Read on to see the lists of top 10 least and most faithful towns in the country…

The top 10 most adulterous towns in the UK

1. Royal Tunbridge Wells (2.20%, 1,146 people)
2. Guildford (2.10%, 1,303 people)
3. Wrexham/Wrecsam (1.89%, 1,027 people)
4. Maidenhead (1.86%, 1,660 people)
5. Ashford (1.85%, 1,252 people)
6. Taunton (1.84%, 1,114 people)
7. High Wycombe (1.77%, 2,125 people)
8. Livingston (1.74%, 909 people)
9. Beeston (1.71%, 872 people)
10. Newcastle-under-Lyme (1.66%, 1,247 people)

The top 10 most faithful towns in the UK

1. Barry (0.18 %, 88 people)
2. Craigavon (0.19%, 168 people)
3. Bournemouth (0.20%, 389 people)
4. Middlesbrough (0.25%, 437 people)
5. Gateshead (0.28%, 331 people)
6. Watford (0.28%, 365 people)
7. Rotherham (0.33%, 365 people)
8. Sutton Coldfield (0.34%, 372 people)
9. Northampton (0.34%, 734 people)
10. Stockport (0.35%, 367 people)

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