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The Real 'Stuff White People Like' 286

Posted by samzenpus
from the taking-a-closer-look dept.
Here's an interesting and funny look at 526,000 OkCupid users, divided into groups by race and gender and all the the things each groups says it likes or is interested in. While it is far from being definitive, the groupings give a glimpse of what makes each culture unique. According to the results, white men like nothing better than Tom Clancy, Van Halen, and golfing.
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The Real 'Stuff White People Like'

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 09, 2010 @12:21AM (#33517054)

    Would be to not read stupid articles like this one.

  • by PyroMosh (287149) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @03:29AM (#33517918) Homepage

    They didn't miss it. They covered it in a different analysis.

    REALITY: 80% of self-identified bisexuals are only interested in one gender.

    12% of women under 35 on OkCupid (and the internet in general, I'd wager) self-identify as bi. However, as you can see above, only about 1 in 4 of those women is actually into both guys and girls at the same time. I know this will come as a big letdown to the straight male browsing population: three-fourths of your fantasies are, in fact, fantasies of a fantasy. Like bi men, most bi women are, for whatever reason, not observably bi. The primacy of America's most popular threesome, two dudes and an Xbox, is safe.

    The full analysis is here (scroll down a bit):

    http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/the-biggest-lies-in-online-dating/ [okcupid.com]

  • by ptbarnett (159784) on Thursday September 09, 2010 @09:24AM (#33520120)

    The cutoff for the top 10% of income is $110,000.

    The minimum income of taxpayers in the top 10% in 2007 was $102,900, for single-person households.

    http://cbo.gov/publications/collections/tax/2010/all_tables.pdf [cbo.gov]

    It's the last table on page 9.

    Deriving the minimum income for families requires a bit of calculation. The CBO adjusts household income by the square root of the number of people in the household. So, the minimum income of a two-person household in the top 10% in 2007 was $102,900 * 1.414 = $145,500.

    Hopefully, Slashdot readers will be able to calculate the minimum income for other family sizes. The CBO's methodology is described in more detail on the last page of the document linked above.

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