”The tendency is to surface-level read this question as, “do you prefer that women shave their legs? But the word doing all the actual work in that question is “obligation.” If you believe that women are obligated to do anything due to their gender, whether that thing is make you a sandwich or personally change the oil in your car, congratulations: you are a (possibly unwitting) misogynist.I want to give Ok Cupid users, especially the apparent misogynists, the benefit of the doubt here.With more than 21.5 million active members, 24 countries, 15 languages and over a decade of experience, it’s no surprise that leads the pack as the most popular (and trusted) dating site.
”Most questions are straightforward, but a few are very subtly worded, as personality-test-type questions often are.
One odd specimen: “Do you think women have an obligation to keep their legs shaved?
Millward decided to put this to the test by making ten fake profiles to see what kind of results he'd get based purely on superficiality.
Keep in mind that Millward's experiment is hetero-focused, and "attractiveness" can be pretty subjective. The judges were not too far off in guessing the attraction habits in the Ok Cupid pool used for the wider United States - though I do wonder who the real people are and how they'd feel if they found out about the results...
Ok Cupid determines match rankings between its users by asking them a series of questions, and determining how they answer.