Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Lunar New Year

You see, a year ago I probably would have said "Happy Chinese New Year," but since I'm in Korea, it's not exactly Chinese, is it?? It's the year of the dragon, which I am also a dragon by the Chinese zodiac, so I'm thinking this year might be rather lucky for me!

I'm going to try to write more this year, and I know I said that last year...However, seeing as I'm interested in writing as my career, I figured I should write more!

I was just doing some light research on online dating, particularly when it comes to women (and women my age), and found some interesting stuff! It may not be as academic as I would have liked, but I was just thinking about it lately.

The people from have a blog where they gather data from their users (all of it is anonymized and randomized) to track various things. One post has lots of charts on sex, and the next correlates questions asked to different aspects of life. For example, if you ask "Do spelling and grammar mistakes annoy you?" then "the odds of him or her being at least moderately religious is slightly better than 2:1." ...wait, what? Why can't you just ask outright? i suppose with everything you find on the internet, you might have to take it with a grain of salt.

I also stumpled upon this graphic showing how men are more likely to visit personals sites than women, but I was more interested in the fact that women aged 25-34 were the most likely to visit these sites. I'm surprised that women so young are more likely to visit!

I may do some more in-depth research on this topic later, but I thought I'd just put it up here. There are lots of infographics about this topic, and here's a link to one that is pretty interesting!

Sorry if this seems sporadic, but just wanted to put something up here that was more focused than my normal life!!