I should just automatically bring the OkTrends feed into FlowingData. In their never-ending quest to understand humankind, the group from online dating site OkCupid analyzes 11.4 million opinions on what makes a “great” photo – as in makes people want to date you. Some of the findings include: photos from Panasonic Micro 4/3s were best received, “photo attractiveness” decreased by age, and the Flash adds seven years.
There’s one finding that’s got everyone buzzing though. iPhone users have more sexual partners. See the graph above and below for the numbers.
The analysis describes:
The chart pretty much speaks for itself; I’ll just say that the numbers for all three brands are for 30 year-olds, so it’s not a matter of older, more experienced people preferring one phone to another. We found this data as part of our general camera-efficacy analysis: we crossed all kinds of user behaviors with the camera models and found we had data on the number of sexual partners for 9,785 people with smart phones.
Now before you go out and buy an iPhone let’s not forget that correlation isn’t causation. That is to say, people who have more sexual partners might be more likely to buy an iPhone. The iPhone might say something about the owner rather than the other way around.
Also – and this is the important part – we don’t know anything about sexual frequency. We just know the number of partners. It could be that Android users are more likely to be in a committed relationship and getting busy on a regular basis. Maybe iPhone users take more trips to Las Vegas, where prostitution is legal or are more likely to be polygamists. Then again, maybe iPhone users really do have more sex. It’s all about context.
Deeper analysis is required before we can conclude iPhone users do it more often. I’m sure we’ll see that study soon enough though. Maybe bedpost can add a field for phone type.