The Age Old Battle Of Sex vs Love, State By State

November 3, 2014 | Posted in Editorial Features by tucker-bankshot


Studies regarding sex are always interesting, just because they give one pause as to how many people are lying just to save face. According to a new study, however, people in the upper plains states and most of the west in general apparently just don't give a fuck. Business Insider (link below) published findings that are part of a new book that set out to discover which states value sex over love and vice versa, and the results are interesting.

Somewhat surprisingly, states that are politically conservative — such as Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming — tend to prioritize sex over love.

Ohio seems to be the outlier in the US. It's the only state that firmly prioritizes love over sex.

Most states are somewhere in the middle, but states in the north-central area of the US seem to be firmly on the side of sex.

The book, titled Dataclysm, was penned by OK Cupid co-founder Christian Rudder, who had a simple explanation for the disparity in the plains states.

In fact, the explanation is rather banal: If you are looking for people to have sex with in a place like Pierre, South Dakota, your local options are limited. So you try a dating site to find what you want. It's simple selection bias in our data ... 

Considering I was banned from OK Cupid for "cyberstalking," whatever the fuck that means, I'm just going to have to take his word for it. 

Via Business Insider

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