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Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:58 pm

I had a long phone conversation with a friend of mine who told me that as a top, he has the pick of the litter when he goes out because (according to him) there are two bottoms for every top. I was dumbfounded by this statement, so I decided to look online to see if there was any validity to what he's saying. I have to admit this is something that I have always wondered about. But it's not like Gallup or CNN has ever done a poll on this sort of thing.

Being a self-described geek and wikipedia addict, I had to know the answer to this question. So I went to gay.com and spent a great deal of an otherwise boring weekend doing hundreds of searches for how many profiles describe themselves as "Giver/Top", "Receiver/Bottom", and "Switch/Versatile" and added up the numbers by state on a spreadsheet. I found match.com to be USELESS in this pursuit. But that's another thread. It turns out my friend was correct in that tops do have an advantage in all but 3 states. But only in Wyoming can he claim the one-to-two ratio he boasts.

Consistently, the largest number of profiles were "Switch/Versatile", but in no state do they make up the majority. Overall, tops made up 26.46%, bottoms made up 31.92%, and versatile made up 41.62% of the total number of US profiles of all ages. Very interesting things start to happen when the age range is limited to 35 and over. In that case, tops outnumber bottoms. But that will be another weekend.

The best states to live in if you are a bottom:
1. West Virginia
2. Indiana
3. Nevada
4. Hawaii
5. Montana
6. Georgia
7. California
8. Oklahoma
9. Colorado
10. Maryland
In West Virginia, Indiana, and Nevada, tops outnumbered bottoms.

The best states to live in if you are a top:
1. Wyoming (bottoms outnumber tops by more than 2 to 1)
2. Delaware
3. New Mexico
4. Alaska
5. Alabama
6. District of Columbia
7. Rhode Island
8. Connecticut
9. Kansas
10. Arkansas

The best states to live in if you are versatile:
1. Oregon
2. Alaska
3. Alabama
4. New Hampshire
5. Nebraska
6. South Dakota
7. Tennessee
8. South Carolina
9. North Dakota
10. Connecticut

So there you go...
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby madsglen » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:21 pm

Davy wrote:The best states to live in if you are a top:
1. Wyoming (bottoms outnumber tops by more than 2 to 1)
6. District of Columbia

Ummm... thanks for all your hard work. :) Must be all those people moving to the "Wild West" looking for a hot cowboy top. Little do they know that those cowboys just might be looking for the same thing! And kinda makes you wonder about all those "hard driving politicos, lobbyists, military dudes, contractors and other so-called power-lunchers" are looking for after hours. :wink: Maybe that's why they leave the wives and kiddies at home....
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby olywaguy » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:16 pm

I am surprised to find out that versatiles outnumber tops and bottoms. I wonder how much of that is really true or do they put that because they won't admit they are a bottom. But, you have to go by how they describe themselves I guess.

BTW, how did Washington State and Mississippi fare in your research?
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Earl Butz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:22 am

Geez I wouldn't live in Wyoming for all the tea in China. Hideously ugly scenery, home of Dick Cheney and the Matthew Shephard homophobes. 3 strikes, you're out Wyoming. :evil:
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:06 pm

olywaguy wrote:I am surprised to find out that versatiles outnumber tops and bottoms. I wonder how much of that is really true or do they put that because they won't admit they are a bottom. But, you have to go by how they describe themselves I guess.

Exactly. And of course if someone is an oral top but anal bottom, they are technically "versatile" and can say that truthfully.

BTW, how did Washington State and Mississippi fare in your research?

Washington was somewhere in the middle, but more favorable for tops. Mississippi is #11 on the list for bottoms. I would post the entire list, but I don't know how to load attachments.
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:10 pm

Earl Butz wrote:Geez I wouldn't live in Wyoming for all the tea in China. Hideously ugly scenery, home of Dick Cheney and the Matthew Shephard homophobes. 3 strikes, you're out Wyoming. :evil:


For some reason, they built I-25 and I-80 through the most uninteresting scenery in the state. You don't get the "grand tour" like you do if you drive I-70 through Colorado. Actually, most of Wyoming is that pretty. But I wouldn't live there because there is absolutely nothing gay.
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Earl Butz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:06 pm

I guess it was practical putting I-25 where they did. If you're going from Denver to Canada....which we used to do. It's even ugly from an airplane....dry, rutted land that's useless even for farming. I know Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are beautiful. My dad loved Yellowstone. He was interested in geology. Most geologically active place in the world.

But sorry Wyoming, you suck. :P
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:02 pm

There's a joke that says that Utah's "missing" corner is part of Wyoming because Utah didn't want it. Forget Wyoming, West Virginia is suddenly looking very inviting :mrgreen:
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Postby olywaguy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:40 pm

Speaking of Utah, how did Mormon country fare?
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:14 pm

It doesn't look too pretty, but the best I can do as far as posting...

Sorted according to Top/Bottom ratio:

State Top Bottom Versatile
West Virginia 32.00% 29.00% 39.00%
Indiana 28.42% 27.31% 44.27%
Nevada 30.10% 29.10% 40.80%
Hawaii 28.34% 29.04% 42.62%
Montana 27.43% 28.27% 44.30%
Georgia 28.95% 30.59% 40.46%
California 29.05% 30.93% 40.02%
Oklahoma 27.31% 29.68% 43.02%
Colorado 27.26% 29.96% 42.77%
Maryland 28.71% 31.44% 39.85%
Mississippi 27.91% 30.81% 41.28%
Massachusetts 26.79% 29.96% 43.24%
Florida 27.48% 30.84% 41.68%
Arizona 27.07% 30.51% 42.42%
Utah 26.22% 29.69% 44.10%
Vermont 30.23% 33.72% 36.05%
Wisconsin 27.37% 31.20% 41.43%
Louisiana 27.38% 31.22% 41.40%
Tennessee 25.22% 29.75% 45.03%
North Carolina 26.20% 30.78% 43.02%
Oregon 23.45% 28.14% 48.42%
Idaho 26.13% 31.36% 42.51%
North Dakota 24.86% 30.51% 44.63%
Maine 27.23% 32.98% 39.79%
Iowa 28.25% 34.01% 37.73%
Ohio 25.30% 31.54% 43.16%
Missouri 26.06% 32.37% 41.57%
South Carolina 24.31% 30.71% 44.97%
Texas 26.46% 32.94% 40.60%
Illinois 26.74% 33.47% 39.79%
South Dakota 23.96% 30.73% 45.31%
Pennsylvania 25.91% 32.83% 41.26%
New York 26.08% 33.16% 40.76%
Washington 24.66% 31.76% 43.58%
Michigan 25.33% 33.10% 41.58%
Nebraska 22.98% 31.07% 45.95%
New Jersey 26.24% 34.50% 39.26%
Kentucky 23.49% 32.79% 43.72%
Minnesota 23.90% 33.22% 42.88%
Virginia 25.45% 35.11% 39.44%
New Hampshire 21.77% 31.97% 46.26%
Arkansas 24.05% 34.30% 41.65%
Kansas 25.64% 36.36% 38.00%
Connecticut 22.08% 33.51% 44.42%
Rhode Island 22.22% 34.34% 43.43%
Alaska 20.42% 32.98% 46.60%
Alabama 20.55% 33.13% 46.32%
District of Columbia 23.08% 37.18% 39.74%
New Mexico 22.54% 37.30% 40.16%
Delaware 23.53% 39.04% 37.43%
Wyoming 16.46% 43.67% 39.87%
US Total 26.46% 31.92% 41.62%


Sorted according to Versatile percentage:

State Top Bottom Versatile
Oregon 23.45% 28.14% 48.42%
Alaska 20.42% 32.98% 46.60%
Alabama 20.55% 33.13% 46.32%
New Hampshire 21.77% 31.97% 46.26%
Nebraska 22.98% 31.07% 45.95%
South Dakota 23.96% 30.73% 45.31%
Tennessee 25.22% 29.75% 45.03%
South Carolina 24.31% 30.71% 44.97%
North Dakota 24.86% 30.51% 44.63%
Connecticut 22.08% 33.51% 44.42%
Montana 27.43% 28.27% 44.30%
Indiana 28.42% 27.31% 44.27%
Utah 26.22% 29.69% 44.10%
Kentucky 23.49% 32.79% 43.72%
Washington 24.66% 31.76% 43.58%
Rhode Island 22.22% 34.34% 43.43%
Massachusetts 26.79% 29.96% 43.24%
Ohio 25.30% 31.54% 43.16%
North Carolina 26.20% 30.78% 43.02%
Oklahoma 27.31% 29.68% 43.02%
Minnesota 23.90% 33.22% 42.88%
Colorado 27.26% 29.96% 42.77%
Hawaii 28.34% 29.04% 42.62%
Idaho 26.13% 31.36% 42.51%
Arizona 27.07% 30.51% 42.42%
Florida 27.48% 30.84% 41.68%
Arkansas 24.05% 34.30% 41.65%
Michigan 25.33% 33.10% 41.58%
Missouri 26.06% 32.37% 41.57%
Wisconsin 27.37% 31.20% 41.43%
Louisiana 27.38% 31.22% 41.40%
Mississippi 27.91% 30.81% 41.28%
Pennsylvania 25.91% 32.83% 41.26%
Nevada 30.10% 29.10% 40.80%
New York 26.08% 33.16% 40.76%
Texas 26.46% 32.94% 40.60%
Georgia 28.95% 30.59% 40.46%
New Mexico 22.54% 37.30% 40.16%
California 29.05% 30.93% 40.02%
Wyoming 16.46% 43.67% 39.87%
Maryland 28.71% 31.44% 39.85%
Maine 27.23% 32.98% 39.79%
Illinois 26.74% 33.47% 39.79%
District of Columbia 23.08% 37.18% 39.74%
Virginia 25.45% 35.11% 39.44%
New Jersey 26.24% 34.50% 39.26%
West Virginia 32.00% 29.00% 39.00%
Kansas 25.64% 36.36% 38.00%
Iowa 28.25% 34.01% 37.73%
Delaware 23.53% 39.04% 37.43%
Vermont 30.23% 33.72% 36.05%
US Total 26.46% 31.92% 41.62%
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby olywaguy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:25 am

Wow, you must've spent hours working on this. You should write an article about it...probably the first of its kind.

How much of a sample did you use?
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:54 pm

olywaguy wrote:Wow, you must've spent hours working on this. You should write an article about it...probably the first of its kind.

How much of a sample did you use?



It really didn't take all that long, maybe about 3-4 hrs or so. I work with spreadsheets at work, so I'm pretty proficient with them. I would say it's far from scientific. Basically, what I did was search each state for all profiles (with and without photos) from each role preference. The reason why it had to be broken down by state is because the search engine only produces 1000 results per search. There were a total of 55,464 profiles. The reason it didn't take as long as it could have is because it gives you a count of the search results. There are a few issues with the method I used. For one thing, every profile of every user who has ever used gay.com was included, going back to 1997. Some of the users counted may be long gone by now or have multiple profiles (I'm sure my own abandoned profiles in Colorado and Arizona are included, along with my current profile in Alaska, for instance).

But yes, I would like to write an article about this. I might post it on facebook and some other site, if for no other reason than so the info can be posted on wikipedia. :)
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby stevestr » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:52 pm

Earl Butz wrote:I guess it was practical putting I-25 where they did. If you're going from Denver to Canada....which we used to do. It's even ugly from an airplane....dry, rutted land that's useless even for farming. I know Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons are beautiful. My dad loved Yellowstone. He was interested in geology. Most geologically active place in the world.

But sorry Wyoming, you suck. :P


Colorado doesn't get interesting until you are south of Fort Collins. North of there on I-25 through at least Cheyenne, WY is a major snooze-fest.
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby stevestr » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Davy wrote:
olywaguy wrote:Wow, you must've spent hours working on this. You should write an article about it...probably the first of its kind.

How much of a sample did you use?



It really didn't take all that long, maybe about 3-4 hrs or so. I work with spreadsheets at work, so I'm pretty proficient with them. I would say it's far from scientific. Basically, what I did was search each state for all profiles (with and without photos) from each role preference. The reason why it had to be broken down by state is because the search engine only produces 1000 results per search. There were a total of 55,464 profiles. The reason it didn't take as long as it could have is because it gives you a count of the search results. There are a few issues with the method I used. For one thing, every profile of every user who has ever used gay.com was included, going back to 1997. Some of the users counted may be long gone by now or have multiple profiles (I'm sure my own abandoned profiles in Colorado and Arizona are included, along with my current profile in Alaska, for instance).

But yes, I would like to write an article about this. I might post it on facebook and some other site, if for no other reason than so the info can be posted on wikipedia. :)


Just go ahead and make your own article on Wikipedia. Of course you will have people hurt that there state was this or that rank and probably wanting to constantly edit the page but why not? I added a page on a community in San Diego when I lived there.
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Davy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:58 pm

Wikipedia has been getting very anal lately about original research. If I post an article on a given site and use that site as the source, it's technically not "original", even if I'm the one who did the research to begin with. Then again, maybe I'll just link to this page. There's a idea :idea:
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby J » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:09 pm

As a native Masshole (no pun intended), I would have to say this state is highly versatile. Just a guess, not from personal experience.
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Re: Best states for tops, bottoms, versatiles

Postby Kori » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:07 am

Fascinating. I was expecting a stronger Western trend regarding bottoms, but I guess that was a baseless presumption. I assume that the "best states to live in if you are versatile" refers to states with the largest percentage of homosexuals who identify themselves as versatile?
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