Last summer, we analyzed the profile text of half a million user profiles, comparing religion and writing-level.
I sliced Ok Cupid’s question pool like this: That blue rectangle is our highest-quality, least-invasive questions, and we next examined each of them for interesting correlations.
(If you’re interested in knowing more about the above graph, you can drop-down an explanation here, complete with an interactive scatter plot that took me forever to make.)Now let’s get right to the results.
Before we could go looking for correlations to deeper stuff, our first task was to decide which questions were even first-date appropriate.
I know each person has his own opinion on what’s okay to talk about with a stranger.
I also know that if I had to wade through hundreds of thousands of user-submitted questions like these verbatim examples: I would go fucking insane.