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iPhone Users Have More Sex Than Android Users

by on August 12, 2010

Gizmodo did a very interesting study involving the quality of user photos on dating site OkCupid, and how the camera you use determines your success in getting a date through an online matchmaker. Of course, the real headline of the study is this: iPhone users get freaky with twice as many partners as Android users.

The numbers were taken, apparently, from OkCupid users and their data (which I guess includes how many people they’ve slept with). Gizmodo reports that this data comes from 9,785 users, all aged 30. So those out there who are sticklers for proper experimental procedure, that at least covers the sample size. However, I couldn’t find any mention of how many users of each phone OS were surveyed, so the sample size of users for each individual phone OS remains a mystery. Maybe they only surveyed two Android users, and they were huge Jonas Brothers fans and have been wearing promise rings for the past five years.

Which raises another question…the Gizmodo article (and every other blogger out there who has covered this subject…including me now, I guess) is quick to say that this means that iPhone users have “more sex”. However, the numbers only indicate the number of different sexual partners…it could be, that instead of iPhone users being cool, attractive, and seductive, and Android users being lonely losers, that Android users are simply more monogamous, while iPhone users are a bunch of streetwalking harlots. That’s right. I just called you iSluts. Deal with it.


For the record, the rest of the Gizmodo article about camera quality and user photos is actually pretty interesting. And it will not judge you for your number of sexual partners.