Free text sex chart
Here are word clouds for women and men in their 20s. Frequent tweeters have shorter real-life relationships than everyone else, probably via some hack.
The text is basically Hot Topic versus, I dunno, Burberry. Unfortunately, we have no way to tell who's dumping who here; whether the twitterati are more or just more flighty than everyone else. This bubble chart, plotting body type, sex drive, and self-confidence, is dynamic—you can use the slider at the bottom change it.
Other than the unifying theme, sex, there's no big point or thesis to this post: just comparisons, correlations, and quirky trends.
We found this by crossing the match questions —and scraped people's profile text for the words that most correlated to each answer.
This was one of the first infographics ever made: Later remembered as "the map that made a nation cry", it depicts Napoleon's failed invasion of Russia in 1812.
The wide tan swath shows his Grande Armée, almost half a million strong, marching East to Moscow; the black trickle shows the few who straggled back.
It's an elegant fusion of geography, time, and temperature into a single statement of military disaster.
All the data below, even the most personal stuff, has been gleaned from real user activity on Ok Cupid.
Some of it our users have told us outright by answering match questions; some of it we've had to learn from observation.
The odds shown in this chart, and the others like it later in the post, are odds "in favor"—in this case, odds in favor of being into oral sex. In the Bible, in between the part where Reuben kills a he-goat so he can dip some clothes in the blood of the he-goat and where Judah tries to give Tamar a goat but decides maybe she should be burned to death instead, God kills a man named Onan because Onan intentionally spills his seed on the ground. Remember, the women themselves select their body-descriptions; the bubbles show the size of each group.
The higher a group's odds, the more into it they are. Though many of the words are just a shade of meaning apart, there are dramatic differences in the traits of the people who choose them.
But beyond the words the interesting thing is how men's and women's preferences change with age: This dataset only includes single people, of course, but I was still very surprised at how many old men like it rough. There is also this: If someone tweets every day, it's 2-to-1 that they're #ingthemselves just as often. As you can see as you move the control from left to right, a woman's sexuality peaks in her twenties, holds more or less steady for twenty years, and then falls to the floor.
Looks like I'm going to have to rethink a cherished part of my worldview. Like the "shorter relationships" thing, this is true across all age and gender groups. And while sex drive waxes and wanes, self-confidence steadily grows.