OKCupid Study: Twitter Users Have Shorter Relationships

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OkTrends, the site that compiles data from the dating site OkCupid and culls it into handy little graphs and charts for easy digestion, has finally focused on what we really want to know–how other people feel about sex.

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In this month’s series of charts, the site takes a somewhat unusual look at how people feel about sex. Going beyond the usual questions (because how many times do we really need to hear that men would prefer to have more sex than women?), these graphs get more creative with their subject. As OkTrends writer Christian Rudder points out, the graphs aren’t focused on any specific theme, they simply point out “comparisons, correlations, and quirky trends.”

So what quirky trends appear when you ask OkCupid users questions about sex? We’re not sure about quirky (more like predictable) but apparently the more frequently you use Twitter the shorter your relationships tend to be. Too much time live-tweeting your dates, perhaps? However, frequent Twitter users engage in almost double the amount of, er, self-loving than other people do. (Here’s hoping no one’s live-Tweeting that.)

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Another interesting trend is that the more money you (or your parents) are spending on your education, the more frequently you’ll be having sex. Students who attended smaller, public colleges were generally likely to have sex less often, while those attending private schools were more likely have sex more frequently (Sarah Lawrence students are reportedly having sex six times a week). According to the data, culled from nearly 20,000 OkCupid users, Rudder writes that “given a 36-week school year and the average partner, every $2,000 spent on your college tuition is an extra time you could be having sex that year.”

Another chart computes how women’s body-confidence correlates with their sex drive over their lifetime. Women who self-identified as “curvy” may be more self-conscious than self-identified “skinny” women in their younger years, but once they hit age 29, “curvy” girls get a surge in confidence, surpassing their “skinny” peers. And while “thin” women were more self-confident than everyone until their fifties, “curvy” ladies still had a higher sex drive. And what about the men, you might be asking. Shockingly, body type doesn’t seem to affect men’s sex drive–it remained pretty consistent across the board.

For the more risqué charts and graphs, head over to OkTrends.

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