If you’re the type that enjoys a daily dose of wacky statistics, then this article from OKCupid’s official blog [NOTE: The text contains some cursing] should make your afternoon. According to the post, they took 552,000 of their user images and asked their huge user-base to make “snap judgments” about the people based on the photos. Just typing that feels a little creepy.
The results, while silly, are interesting to look at. For example, they break down attractiveness ratings by the brand of camera with which the photos were shot. The top two were Panasonic’s micro four thirds system, with Leica compacts [which can also be considered mostly Panasonic products] coming in a distant second. The rest of the chart goes on as you’d expect with DSLRs ranking well and camera phones pulling up the rear.