So, ah, do you like the taste of beer?

If someone asks you that on a first date, they could be asking a proxy question.


OK Cupid, the dating site that uses its database to research the sociology of romance, has been considering the best questions to ask on a first date if your real goal is to find out something altogether different:

Among all our casual topics, whether someone likes the taste of beer is theĀ single best predictor of if he or she has sex on the first date.

H/T: Nathan Yau

Sex-partner math revisited

Reader Ritchie Simpson challenges me to consult a mathematician on my assertion that “one should always be sceptical of surveys that show heterosexual men had more partners, on average, than women, since this is a mathematical impossibility.”

While I do not fundamentally disagree with your observation about “heterosexual men,” I am dubious about your math.

My go-to guy on matters arithmetic is retired Cape Breton University professor Doug Grant, now living in exile in Kitchener. His response after the jump.

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