What Dating Sites Tells Us About Ourselves

October 1, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

Christian Rudder, a co-founder of OkCupid, wrote about what the site has learnt about love:

Up until the age of 30 women prefer men who are slightly older than them. After that they prefer men who are slightly younger.

  • Overall though women typically want a man around the same age as them. Men, on the other hand, prefer twenty year olds no matter how old they are.
  • White people like to talk about their hair.
  • The relationship between a woman’s attractiveness, and the amount of interest people show in her profile, operates on the exponential Richter scale. The difference between a 1.0 and a 2.0 in terms of beauty is small, but the difference between a 9.0 and a 10.0 is cataclysmic.
  • Three quarters of all successful couples agree that they either like or dislike horror movies. About as often as they agree on the existence of God.

Read some more fascinating insights here.

Source: The Guardian