2013-07: An Amazing Blog Post on Dating (not mine)

Another short post.  I recently came across this blog post, and was floored by it!

Take a read: http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/2010/02/16/the-case-for-an-older-woman/

Quick points of why I liked it (beyond the content)

  1. Extremely well written: I really like the style, and hope to get to that point one day
  2. Deep research on one data set: I was floored by how many different insights Christian was able to pull together from one massive data set. What’s even more amazing was how predictable the groups are.  Sure, there are issues of bias, but that’s fine, it’s part of the point.
  3. Use of Data Visualization: A very nice use of data visualization and different styles of data visualization to build the case.  I particularly liked the scroll based line-graphs where you can choose the different age and see how the lines change.
This was such a pleasure to read and study.  I hope you enjoy it too!

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