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May 02, 2004

Sex in the City (Chicago)

This column by David Brooks reports on recently published book about sexual networks (and habits) in Chicago (read chapter 1 online). Nothing too surprising, people stay with "their own kind" and don't venture into unfamiliar territory.

But that go me wondering, has anyone done research about the preferences that people express on online "personals" databases? When people use these services, they are usually "matched" with people who fit their selected preferences, which means the normal person never gets to see a good cross-section.

Posted by razib at 01:08 PM