Denver is 8th most promiscuous U.S. city? OKCupid CEO says we want lots of casual sex

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Update: Last week, OKCupid.com shared its list of the ten most promiscuous U.S. cities -- and Denver finished eighth! But how did Mile High earn this honor? OKCupid.com co-founder and CEO Sam Yagan fills us in.

According to Yagan, corresponding via e-mail, the top ten most promiscuous places as determined by his online-dating website -- Portland, Oregon, followed by Seattle, Pittsburgh, Miami, San Francisco, Dallas, San Bernardino, Denver, San Diego and Houston -- were determined by looking at "the percentage of users who listed 'casual sex' among the relationships sought."

Clearly, the theory is that the more people in a city who want to have casual sex, the more who'll succeed.

Yagan doesn't see the promiscuity rankings as necessarily positive or negative. "It's more about the info," he maintains. "We don't judge."

With that in mind, he thinks most users of OKCupid.com have been able to put the results in perspective. "Everyone has had a good chuckle," he notes.

At the same time, the data caught some observers off-guard. As Yagan points out, "several reporters have expressed surprise that their hometowns didn't make the list."

Does that mean these journalists elsewhere are scoring so often they figured they were living in a different kind of Big Easy? Didn't know our profession was so appealing...

Look below to see our previous coverage.

Original item, 12:50 p.m. August 15: Hooray! Another city list in which Denver scores high! And we do mean "scores" -- because Mile High has placed eighth in OKCupid.com's list of the ten most promiscuous cities in the U.S.

Not that we know very much about the ins and outs (get it? ins and outs?) of the survey. Our source isn't OKCupid itself, but a CBS news slideshow touting the results, which are topped by Portland, Oregon, followed by Seattle, Pittsburgh, Miami, San Francisco, Dallas, San Bernardino (!), Denver, San Diego and Houston. And the only hint about methodology is a mention in the Houston blurb about the cities in question being home to "the highest percentage of 'casual sex seekers.'"

We've reached out to the OKCupid folks in the hope that someone there can provide more info -- like whether the site simply polled users or perhaps developed some complex logarithm to extrapolate casual encounters from, er, formal ones. Until then, we can only guess as to whether we're actually less likely to topple into the sack than the wanton horndogs and sluts of San Bernardino...

1. Portland, Oregon
2. Seattle, Washington
3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4. Miami, Florida
5. San Francisco, California
6. Dallas, Texas
7. San Bernandino, California,
8. Denver, Colorado
9. San Diego, California
10. Houston, Texas

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17 comments
King Neece
King Neece

Could you use an additional 450,000 + new people visiting your site at No Cost to you - Ever? 

http://tft.bz

Haley F
Haley F

New York should be number one, but no one lists 'casual sex' on their profiles here as it's just a given.

Mary
Mary

I am young and beautiful single mother.I have a lovely daughter but  i still feel lonely,so i upload my hot pics on Mysingleparentmatch.C óM under the name of flyer009 in order to seek a single father who can  love me and my daughter..If you are interested,contact me plzzz,I'm serious.

CJ
CJ

It's pretty common sense. It's a dating website. You self-report where you are from and what you are seeking ("long-term relationship" "short-term relationship" "casual sex", etc), instant demographic data.

JM
JM

So by "sluts" you all are talking about guys AND girls, right?

KB
KB

best analogy ever: If you have a lock that can be opened by any key, well that's a pretty sh**ty lock if you ask me.  On the other hand, if you have a key that can open any lock, well that is a pretty bad a** key.

C.J.
C.J.

Our sluts are worse than the meth and crack heads in San Berdoo? I question this survey.

guest
guest

meth and crack heads put out way easier. denco sluts had no chance

Jonathan Roseland
Jonathan Roseland

LOL I always wonder how exactly these statistics are measured (or gathered). Is it it just the highest amount of people who say they have casual sex? I'm pretty sure these types of stats are also great self fulfilling prophesies.http://www.denverjoomladevelop...

Bilbo
Bilbo

Sluts Rule!!!!!!!!!

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Or at least finish eighth. Thanks for the post, Bilbo.

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

Denver sluts beat all the rest any day!  Give em a drink and the legs open up!

Perry Duran
Perry Duran

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