For those unfamiliar with OKCupid...google it.
Jokes. OKCupid is a free online dating service much like many of the others used by millions of people nationwide trying to find love over the Internets. The difference between OKCupid and the other sites however is that, the people who run the site often provide statistical analyses of the users based upon the profiles created by the individuals. Now the point isn’t to make some overarching statement about the community, but more or less to give some interesting pictures of the community at large. Thus finds this most recent article written by the staff entitled “The REAL Stuff White People Like”.
What follows are some really hilarious, but REALLY interesting tidbits about the various races, indicated by tag clouds to illustrate the tastes and preferences most commonly referenced for the different races. You should peep the article to read about white people, Asians, Latinos, etc but I’m going to focus on the Black men and women, since most of us here are Black men and women. I’m a rapper racist. Not sure what that means but Lil Wayne said it so it must be poignant.
Also, it will help if you are able to look at the tag clouds listed on OK Cupid in order to follow along with some of these observations. Further, every bullet point should be read as beginning with, “…according to OKCupid…”
Here’s the tag clouds for Black men:
and then the one for Black Women:
1. Black folks REALLY love them some soul food.
So much so that for whatever odd reason, men and women BOTH made mention of it on dating profiles. I’d like to say I understand that but unless its men saying they want a woman who cooks soul food and then women saying they can cook soul food, I’m at a loss. I mean, the tv show AND movie Soul Food both kind of blew a** so that can’t be the culprit. Then again, if all the men are talking about the Goodie Mob album it would make sense but not really. Basically, you ninjas eat too much. Stop being fat.
2. Women REALLY love The Color Purple and Alicia Keys…oh yeah, and God.
If you ask 10 women on the street to name their favorite movie, 9/10 will say TCP. This really isn’t a shocker and since we tie so much of our personality into our interests into our likes and dislikes it makes sense for that to be such a high trend. However, I am surprised by Alicia Keys. Then again I’m not at the same time. For some reason, women look to her as some sort of beacon of light in the R&B world despite her vapid ass music. Ironically however, Mary J doesn’t show up at all which I can only take to mean that everybody agrees that crackhead Mary was the best one, hands down. And wow do Black women love them some Jesus. In fact, if you’re a man looking for a woman, just run up on a chick and say that you love Jesus and based on these stats she should at least become interested. Throw in Alice Walker and Alicia Keys and you might get some chandelier sechs out of it. And a prayer.
3. Gucci Mane must be way more popular amongst the reading crowd than we ever imagined.
On this list of most popular terms for men, Gucci Mane is #12 right after Nas and right before The Roots and Kanye West. As Fantasia said while trying to read a book, WHAT THE F*CK? Given that its mostly reading in ninjas signing up for these services since you have to read to use the Internets, I’m amazed by this. What would compel somebody listing their interests to really mention Gucci Mane? Straight up? I feel sorry for their mothers.
4. Coming To America is more popular to women than it is to men.
This also amazes me as most men I know swear by this. But it didn’t make the men’s list of most frequent terms. Menace II Society did though. That’s not surprising. And here we are saying that women don’t have a good sense of humor (we didn’t say that but motherf*ckers who can’t read thought we did so what the h*ll) and more women know whats up. Who’d a thunk it.
5. India.Arie stays losing to Alicia Keys.
No surprise here. But does anybody else think India.Arie is getting some kind of sick joy out of Alicia’s “public disgrace” as tempered as it was/is?
6. Zane and Tyler Perry are popular amongst the boob set.
Fellas, never ever ask a woman to suggest a good book or movie.
7. Men love Trey Songz more than women.
This could also be written as “there are a lot of gay men out there.”
8. The men’s list reads like a Rock The Bells lineup.
This isn’t a bad thing. What it says is that while men might disagree on the order, we all generally agree on the best living rappers/groups.
9. ESPN reigns supreme.
Ladies, suck it up. We’re gonna watch the reruns of ESPN over and over because it matters to us more than you do.
10. The women’s list seems predictable but guys….we have issues.
Hitch? Trey Songz? Gucci Mane? Calling ourselves tall, dark, and handsome when most of us aren’t tall nor handsome? Men are liars with odd fetishes. Ladies? Watch it out there.
Those are some of my observations about this list. Are there any interesting observations you can make about these OKCupid stats? About any race?
Run tell that!
-VSB P aka THE ARSONIST aka TANGLE JIG P aka VITAMIN P aka GO KING BEEF aka GIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRL HE A 3