Gay Vs Straight dating statistics...

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    Oct 13, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    "There are a lot of preconceptions about gay sex versus straight sex. Gays are more promiscuous? Straight people longer relationships? Turns out it's not that simple—OkCupid's data doesn't always bear that out...
    Gay issues have been in the news a lot lately, from the debate over same-sex marriage in Congress to a sickening rash of gay-bashing here in New York City. We see a lot of emotion out there, instead of information, and we wanted to provide some data-based context on sexuality so that people might make better choices about what they say, think, and do.

    We run a massive dating site and therefore have unparralleled insight into sex and relationships. Here's what we've found, in numbers and charts."

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    http://gizmodo.com/5661086/data+backeQ-shocker-gay-people-are-basically-the-same-as-everyone-else

    Interesting statistics. I do agree with one poster's comments that it is only a select market that the numbers are pulled from(okcupid.com). I wonder what it would look like across several different sites.
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    Oct 13, 2010 8:27 AM GMT
    Noek_Sivad saidI wonder what it would look like across several different sites.
    They should get their "things gay people like" from RJ. As a whole, I think it would sound more "masculine" than the straight guys' stuff. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 13, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    This is cool data, really cool.

    I didn't like that tag cloud thingy though, is it really true that gay men put all these girly things on their profile? Lady gaga, the L world, all that shit? Come on. Big fat boo on that, but maybe it is true....
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    Oct 13, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    Tazo995 saidI didn't like that tag cloud thingy though, is it really true that gay men put all these girly things on their profile? Lady gaga, the L world, all that shit? Come on. Big fat boo on that, but maybe it is true....


    If I understand that correctly, these are not the most common tags for gay or straight profiles, but the most common tags that appear almost exclusively on one orientation vs. the others. So that completely makes sense to me, putting something like "nature", "ice cream", "travel", "the beatles", "movies", etc. wouldn't show up on either the straight or gay list because they were equally represented on both profiles. So they are essentially showing that if somebody shows "The Devil Wears Prada" on their profile, it is phenomenally more likely that they are gay rather than straight. They are not saying that all gay men, or even a majority, like the movie. I think it is misleading, but understandable.
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    Oct 13, 2010 8:54 PM GMT
    I really like this article, though I would like to point out that these answers are typically public information on someone's profile. In other words, some of this data (like number of sexual partners) is probably a better representation of what people want to be known about them as opposed to the reality. Granted, this applies to both straights and gays, but it's something to think about.
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    Oct 13, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Pretty well done. Interesting at least.
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    Oct 14, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Noek_Sivad saidI wonder what it would look like across several different sites.
    They should get their "things gay people like" from RJ. As a whole, I think it would sound more "masculine" than the straight guys' stuff. icon_lol.gif


    Not too difficult to speculate on what that would look like:

    * Chill
    * Laid back
    * Down to earth
    * Regular
    * Straight acting
    * Masc
    * Fit
    * Good-looking
    * No drama
    * Hiking
    * Not into scene
    * Outdoors
    * Bro
    * DDF
    * UB2
    * Extremely long lists of things you don't like
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    Oct 14, 2010 6:32 AM GMT
    Iluros said* Extremely long lists of things you don't like
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    Oct 14, 2010 5:06 PM GMT
    Well it is far from being a scientific research but Im blown away after noticing that Canada is pretty much bi curious from coast to coast.
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    Oct 14, 2010 5:13 PM GMT
    charlitos saidWell it is far from being a scientific research but Im blown away after noticing that Canada is pretty much bi curious from coast to coast.
    I'm thinking it's because the midwestern US is too homophobic to admit - even in an anonymous survey - that they have bi curiosity.