links for 2009-11-24
OK Cupid, the hetero dating site, keeps crunching numbers about their members and blogging them. It's pure stats-porn for numbers geeks like me. In this installment, they point out that men's ratings of women collectively form a normal distribution, while women rate 80% of the men on the site as below average. However, the distribution of e-mails to men from the women basically follows that distribution curve—that is, about 80% of the e-mails go to the below-average men. On the other hand, two thirds of e-mail sent from men to women go to the top one-third of women, appearance-wise. Women are pessimistic about men, but realistic in their aspirations. Men are realistic about women, but optimistic in their aspirations.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," as performed by The Muppets. There are two kinds of people in the world: the kind that need no further information before they decide to follow this link, and the kind that are thinking "ehh…I don't know…"
Apologies to my friends who actually work for ONE/DATA, but this is just plain funny.