Dating site OkCupid writes: “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 unparalleled insight into sex and relationships. Here’s what we’ve found, in numbers and charts. Our data source: 3,2 million OkCupid users, gay and straight.”

Who knew statistics could be so much fun

Who knew statistics could be so much fun

Read the article with all the stats & charts here, they found some interesting differences between gay and straight folks (the data are mostly about users in Canada and the US). It was a very timely post from the OkCupid guys. Not only unafraid to share their data but also to poke holes in the typical homophobic arguments.

Some interesting points:

  • Gays are not interested in straights, only 0.6% have ever searched for straight matches.
  • 2% of gay people have had 23% of the total reported gay sex. That is incredible.
  • But the median # of sex partners curve are basically identical for straight and gays.
  • Canada is ridiculously bi-curious compared to the United States.
  • Straight women don’t seem to have many personality traits at all. That is worrying.
  • Even more worrying is that women are more likely to think the earth is bigger than the sun :s
  • Gays are a lot more likely to be political, atheists & literate.
  • Straight man seem to be a lot more horny than gays actually.
  • Oregon’s new motto: “Wow! We’re even gayer than Canada!”