OkCupid analyzes its users’ data and publishes insights in The Deep End.
Their recent article takes a look at the changes from 2005 to 2015, with some surprising results, starting with this question:
It’s a dramatic drop, but my first reaction was that this could be a reflection of online dating becoming more common, rather than a major shift in sexual behavior.
Maybe in 2005, online dating wasn’t as mainstream and OkCupid users tended to be more ‘adventurous’. Now that online dating is more common, the 2015 OkCupid users might include more conservative daters than it did before.
I thought my theory was pretty plausible, until I reached the following question:
Any guesses as to why the two questions are trending in the opposite direction?
You can find the whole article here.
For more on OkCupid, see also: Hall of OkStupid #3 at The Lonely Tribalist