People Really Do Learn Something In College
This is an OkTrends micro-post: weird, interesting, or provocative stuff that we've found in the online dating data mines.
Here’s a group of outtakes from The Case For An Older Woman. These plot women’s answers to a handful of the more lighthearted “intelligence” measuring match questions on OkCupid. The lines track each age group’s percentage of correct answers.
We didn’t include these in the original post because, frankly, they didn’t support our point all that well. Older women do better than the youngest on only half the questions, and they’rewomen reach their intellectual peak immediately after college definitely not the highest-scoring group. Women in their mid-twenties slaughter all. In all four graphs, it really does look like women reach their intellectual peak immediately after college and then slowly recede into dust and oblivion. It’s like in The Lord Of The Rings, when Galadriel (youngest child of Finarfin, prince of the Noldor, and of Eärwen, who was cousin to Lúthien, natch) resists the temptation of Frodo’s offer of the Ring Of Power and says “I will diminish, and go into the West.” It’s a lot like that. The Ring Of Power is college, and the West is dementia, or possibly the suburbs. Also, elves are cool.