Tag Archives: statistics

Correlated biases

22 Feb

A report released by an unnamed international dating agency that said Singapore women were ideal “marriage material”. Qualities of the ideal woman partner included beauty, loyalty, adherence to tradition, initiative and fluency in English. The report surveyed 1,000 men and women across five Asian countries: Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, the Philippines and Thailand.

When surveyed, a whopping 73.29 per cent of Straits Times readers disagreed with these findings. Of the 1,685 voters, half of all the voters were Singaporean men.

The verbatim responses were predictable: men said women here were “pampered”, “materialistic”, etc. Continue reading


Never listen to the odds

4 Nov

The first entry was supposed to be on another subject, but I was looking for a title for the blog and found this video, titled Why you can’t get a date (and here’s the math). All right, now my blog has a name! Continue reading