For members who were online within the previous 10 months as of the middle of July 2018 ...
This map shows the number of cuddlers in each state.
Although California has the most cuddlers (6649, followed by Texas with 3079), the city with the most cuddlers seems to be New York, with Los Angeles coming second (but it's hard to find exact numbers for cities because of the way locations are entered).
This one shows the percentage of female members in each state.
The states with the highest proportion of women are Alaska (14/30 = 47%), Montana (22/54 = 41%) and Wyoming (10/27 = 37%). The lowest are DC (28/174 = 16%), New Jersey (173/1132 = 15%), Minnesota (115/916 = 13%) and Delaware (10/76 = 13%).
The average for all states is 24% (but the percentage of female members overall is 21%).
California has the most professionals (360), followed by Texas (144), Florida (127) and New York (92); Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota and Vermont have none (but this only includes members online in the 10 months before mid July).
But if you look at the percentage of users in each state who are professionals (shown below), the ranking is: Nevada (7.5%), Oregon (6.4%), Arizona (6.3%), Georgia (6.2%), Maryland (6%), Florida (5.7%) then California (5.4%). Apart from the states with no professionals, the lowest are Alabama (1.2%), Rhode Island (0.9%) and New Hampshire (0.8%). (All of these states have over 100 members, so the percentages aren't too biased by small numbers).
The next map shows the percentage of the population of each state who are members of Cuddle Comfort (and active in mid July).
Washington DC has by far the most with 0.025% (1 in every 4000 people), then California (0.017% = 1 in 6000), Minnesota (0.016%), Washington (0.015%), Maryland, Nevada and Massachusetts (all 0.014% = 1 in 7000). The lowest are Mississippi (0.0035% = 1 in 29000), South Dakota (0.0036%) and Alaska (0.004%).
The average for all states is 0.0098% (1 in 10000), but the percentage of active cuddlers in the US overall is 0.011% (1 in 9000 people).
Lastly, the number of cuddlers per square mile for each state.
Washington DC has the most with 2.6, followed by New Jersey (0.13), Massachusetts (0.09), Connecticut (0.09), Maryland (0.07), Rhode Island (0.07), New York (0.04), California (0.04) and Florida (0.03). The sparsest state is Alaska (0.000045 cuddlers per square mile, or 22000 square miles per cuddler!), then Wyoming (0.00027), Montana (0.00037), South Dakota (0.0004) and North Dakota (0.007).
Here's all the data in one table.
@respectful Thank you for this. It will be a good post to bookmark. With all the whining (much of it warranted) that, "There are no cuddlers near me," or "There are no women cuddlers near me," or even "All the women who cuddle near me are professionals," this post will confirm or deny those complaints. Good reference piece!
@respectful interesting stats, though they don't aply to me. Any chance you get to do something similar for Europe? Not trying to keep you busy, but if you get a chance.
@tellteddy Sure. Here's a map of members in the world and Europe (with different colour scales):
And here's the data by country (86 countries, excluding 42 with just one member):
wow. anybody planning any road trips from this data?
@tallteddy I've added a table above. Some observations ... (by "member" here I mean people online within the 10 months before mid July 2018):
For countries with at least 20 members, the ones with the highest proportion of women are Mexico (10/22 = 45%), Poland (24/54 = 44%), Hong Kong (15/34 = 44%), Finland (16/38 = 42%), Denmark (18/49 = 37%) and New Zealand (57/159 = 36%). Japan has the fewest (7/69 = 10%).
All countries with over ten members have at least one female member.
Countries with just one member, and the member is female: Bolivia, Caribbean Netherlands, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Niue, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Vatican City and Venezuela.
For countries with at least 20 members, the ones with the highest proportion of professionals are the US (1586/36499 = 4%), Denmark (2/49 = 4%) and New Zealand (4/159 = 3%). Switzerland and France have no active professionals, despite having 112 & 147 members respectively.
18 countries have at least one active professional: Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, United Kingdom and the United States.
The highest concentrations of cuddlers in any country are in Vatican City (5 per square mile, 1 person) and Monaco (2 per square mile, 2 people). Singapore has about 1 cuddler per square mile, with 266 members.
The US has the highest proportion of cuddlers by population (1 in 9000).
And for completeness, here's the data for countries with just one member:
Clearly, the marketing guy in Singapore needs a raise.
The Vatican City entry would probably make for a great story.
I'm surprised Iceland doesn't do better than say, East Timor or Burundi.
Thanks for the fascinating data.
I love data! This is awesome!
Hello, just curious. Does anybody know anything about updated data? I'm really curious about how things have grown since 2018 in this field.
@respectful ~ Damn!!! Just WOW!!!
[secretly wishes I could spend a day in @respectful brain...]
It would feel lonely to be the only person in a whole country on a cuddle site.
@respectful you up for updating?
@quixotic_life Thank you! You're welcome to my brain if you can find a way to gain access.
@littermate It's become a bit harder to get at the data now than it used to be (particularly for enthusiasts).
Alas @respectful. Your contributions have been so appreciated!! Math is fun!