Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bringing Sexy Mac: Iphone Users Have the Most Sex

For those that believe in creation, they say that Eve tempted Adam with an apple to lure him into original sin. Although its been more than 2000 years since the deed went down, according to OK Cupid the Apple or at least the Iphone is still a catalyst for sex. Check out the graph below from Gizmodo that plots the libido of different smart phone users.


This statistic begs an important question -- why? During an undergrad psychology class I learned that the number one element to attraction is not how hot someone is, how much confidence they have or even how much they pay attention to you -- it is how often you encounter them -- and Iphones provide the easiest access to our social networks, tempting us with our options 24/7. From GChats, emails and instant messenger to Facebook photos, Twitter newsfeeds and Foursquare check ins, this constant stimuli magnifies our options and puts everyone literally at our fingertips. Plus anyone that can read between the lines knows "Sent from my Iphone" really means I'm a prick with a good playlist for sex who doesn't care if my phone drops you in the middle of our conversation.

11 comments:

  1. I love the analogy to Eve and the Apple!

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  2. Funny article. However, all of the social media is also available on the Android phones so what differentiates the iphone user from the Android/Blackberry user?

    Well first let's clarify the statistic, which shows a greater number of sexual partners (not a greater amount of sex) for iphone users. This is likely due to the effect that using Apple products has on these individuals - the incredibly poor QUALITY of their HARDware forces them to shop around! Don't need an app to know that!

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  3. Thanks for your comments Jane & Anonymous!
    Okay and I love your HARDware joke, but to reply to your comment I do think that the Iphone aka the IHorny as my friend @drewpsie calls it has a slight edge in terms of apps for social networking. Also the earliest adopters (people that are most engaged in social media channels like Twitter and Foursquare) likely purchased Iphones before the Droid was even an option.

    Plus the name Droid just has so many unsexy associations...droid = dread, drone, droop, dribble, dry...

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  5. Wow in that case what getting Apple TV do for my sex life? Haha. I think the stats are probably accurate Jewels, but I think its more of a demographic issue. Iphone users tend to be younger and more status oriented. IE they're probably more socially active and have greater opportunities to get some. Although I won't discount what you purport about contact. I made a similar point on another post of yours. Its the guy who's willing to post clever little twitter and Facebook updates who stays visible and ingrains himself in someones mind that is more likely to snag the girl. Mass advertising at its bepst!

    FYI everytime I see the commercial for the movie "The Social Network" it makes me think of your blog.

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  6. Totally true -- staying top of mind and on someone's radar definitely increases your chances of getting laid. So much for HTG (hard to get)!

    Oh and yes I am counting til the social network...how amazing is the trailer with Radiohead in the background? Mark Zuckerberg is definitely a creep.

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  7. Any social networking you can do on an iphone can be done on an android phone...period. Futhermore, half the time you're probably out of service with AT&T and can't make booty calls anyway!

    So given that neither phone has an advantage in social networking apps, the statistic is more likely due to the fact that people who want an iphone also tend to want/have more sexual partners. Why? Not because their phones are better, but they may be more likely to reach out in that way and take advantage of certain phone features.

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  8. Think it's also pretty interesting that women are consistently outnumbering men here... SATC effect?

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  9. This is really awesome. These tips and tricks made using iphone much more convenient. Iphone users could really use these.

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  10. really great post for all apple users thanks

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  11. The iPhone doesn't have any real advantage worth noting over Android phones. I think the real reason behind this statistic is that Android users tend to be the nerdier more tech-savvy crowd. It's not exactly a secret that those types of people have the hardest time getting laid(well, the men of that crowd anyways...)

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