Apparently, a good number of married people are freaking out in San Diego. Ashley Madison, the website for people looking to cheat, got hacked and as many as 91,000 accounts were from San Diego.
That, no doubt, will teach everyone a lesson. Cheating is out, right? It's just too hard today, given how susceptible all of our gizmos are and how they leave electronic trails that can't be erased.
Send a flirtatious email and the next email you receive could be from your spouse's divorce lawyer.
Then again ...
The website 24/7 Wall Street, notes how adultery is anything but a new phenomenon. For instance, it's even mentioned in the Old Testament, and people could be put to death for doing so. Yet, they did so.
The website earlier this year crunched data from Ashley Madison to determine the cities with the most adultery.
And oh no: San Diego finished ninth of the 23 cities reviewed. The percent of the population who were members of the site was 2.9 percent, with 91,000 accounts.
Austin was No. 1. (A lot of people are probably sweating bullets there too.)
According to the website, the act is against the law in 23 states — and that doesn't seem to matter, either. "Boston, New York, and North Carolina, where three of the top 10 cities for cheating spouses are located, have formal penalties for adultery," the website said. Prosecution, it added, is rare.
So will the hacking really change anything?
Peggy Drexler, assistant professor of psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, thinks not.
She wrote on CNN: "There are, in fact, numerous -- endless -- reasons to engage in an extramarital affair that are, in the end, as complex as they are irrational. Although most people who do so would not ask to be caught, if given the option, the guarantee of not getting caught isn't what pushes them to make the leap from not having an affair to having one."