And here we thought the weekend was the best time to pick up a new boy toy. According to a story in Saturday’s New York Times Magazine, Wednesday is your surest bet for some no-strings-attached nookie.
Times writer Nate Silver tapped OKCupid‘s Christian Rudder, who combined some of the site’s mobile app’s data with user profile statistics and came up with these results:
Two measures he studied were explicitly concerned with sex: what percentage of singles out on a given evening listed casual sex as a “romantic priority” and what percentage was willing to sleep with someone on a first date. The other two measures were less sex-centric: what percentage described themselves as extroverted and what percentage fancied themselves as adventurous.
When he put all the numbers together, he got a curious result. Weekdays, not weekends, are better for singles on the prowl — and the mix of people out on Wednesday nights are the friskiest. (The least surprising bit of data is that someone’s chances of success increase over the course of an evening.)
So there you have it. Combine this new know-how with dating advice from bartenders, and you’ll be irresistible. Nothing wrong with playing the odds.
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