Lies in online dating

Christian Rudder has a post over on the okcupid blog discussing the lies people tell on the online dating site. For example, the male heights on okcupid follow the expected normal distribution, however, it is shifted to the right of where it should be:

online dating height distribution chart

He also looks at age, income, sexuality and age of profile picture, all in a statistical sort of way. It’s definitely an interesting read with lots of pretty charts and graphs.

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  1. And if it’s true that shorter men have more trouble getting dates and therefore become more likely to use sites like okcupid, the shift in graph becomes even greater. Talk about under-lying data. (Or is it *over*)

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