Monday, February 14, 2011

Discovery of a hitherto-unknown male subpopulation

Via FlowingData, the dating site OkCupid has found innocuous questions that have interesting correlates. For example, you can ask your date if he or she “likes the taste of beer”:

What struck me about this graph is how big the difference is between “all” men and men “who like the taste of beer.”

For the difference to be so large, there must be a large population of men who do not like the taste of beer. Furthermore, most of those men—who are, remember, quite numerous—would not consider having sex on the first date.

Who the hell are all these beer-hating, sex-averse men?

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