OkCupid explores gay and straight stereotypes

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Online dating site OkCupid dives into their data for 3.2 million users again, this time to explore gay and straight stereotypes. Many are false. Some are true. Among the findings: who’s gay curious in the United States and who thinks the earth is bigger than the sun.

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  • they are always a good example of what can be done with data. You can amaze people, you can crush myths and they constantly demonstrate that you can also make an incredible amount of traffic to a website. Look at those Facebook shares in less than a week :)

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