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‘Stuff white people like’

September 9, 2010

Okay it’s my second last day at work so I’m procrastinating here. I’ve received this hilarious article from OkTrends which analyses the interests and tastes segregated by race and religion from a USA dating site called OkCupid.

They took a sample of 526,000  users at random and populated the most popular words/phases of users’ profile essays in accordance with their race and religion.

OkTrends also parsed these words against a reading/writing tool analyser to indicate the grade level of writing from the user’s profile description.

Now don’t take it too seriously as I’m sure we all write pretty stupid things on dating sites but it’s interesting that they have found patterns amongst races which do confirm with various (American) race stereotypes.

What White girls like…


What Black girls like…

What Hispanic girls like…

What Asian girls like…


Reading and writing proficiency level by religion

 All images above courtesy of OkTrends

Check out the OkTrends website to read more.

Most of these statistics are debatable and we could just classify the whole analysis as having a too small sample size focused on a particular group (users of OkCupid) to be recognised as a well researched study.

But it’s still funny to read and talk about! What do you guys think of the study?

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  1. September 10, 2010 8:20 am

    Just wanted to quickly say… I hope that today goes realyl really fast! I hope you get a really lovely send off and even some nice gifts!
    Work nearly over! Yay!!!

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