relationships

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The Relationship Timeline Continues to Stretch

We know that people are marrying later in life, but that's not the only shift. The whole relationship timeline is stretching. Read More

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Shifts in How Couples Meet, Online Takes the Top Spot

How do couples meet now and how has it changed over the years? Watch the rankings play out over six decades. Read More

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How People Meet Their Partners

"So how'd you two meet?" There's always a story, but the general ways people meet are usually similar. Here are the most common. Read More

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Probability you will break up with your partner

Rosenfeld, et al. from Stanford University ran a survey in 2009 for a study on How Couples Meet and Stay Together. Dan Kopf and Youyou Zhou for Quartz used this dataset to estimate the probability that you will break up with your partner, given a few bits of information about your current relationship. The Stanford data page says a 2017 release is on the way. I’m curious how, if anything,...

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Closeness lines over time

Cartoonist Olivia de Recat illustrated the closeness over time for various relationships. Charming. Unfortunately, the print is sold out. Sad trombone. Tags: cartoon, Olivia de Recat, relationships

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Following your gut, following the data

The Wall Street Journal highlighted a disagreement between data and business at Netflix. Ultimately, the business side “won.” However, maybe that’s the wrong framing. Roger Peng describes the differences between analysis and the full truth: There’s no evidence in the reporting that the content team didn’t believe the data or the analysis. It’s just that their fear of damaging a relationship with an actor overruled whatever desire they might have...

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People relationships in data analysis

Roger Peng discusses the importance of managing the relationships between people — analyst, patron, subject matter expert, and audience — for a successful analysis: Human relationships are unstable, unpredictable, and inconsistent. Algorithms and statistical tools are predictable and in some cases, optimal. But for whatever reason, we have not yet been able to completely characterize all of the elements that make a successful data analysis in a “machine readable” format....

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Tracking her boyfriend on Strava

Elizabeth Barber was in a long-distance relationship, and Strava was a way for her to connect with him. It became a point of anxiety when her boyfriend cycled with someone else more and more often. I was curious, and Strava is a joyless data bank for the insecure. When The Washington Post reported in January that US military bases are visible in the GPS shadows of uniformed Stravites, I was...

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Who marries who, by profession

People with certain professions tend to marry others with a given profession. Adam Pearce and Dorothy Gambrell for Bloomberg Business were curious. When it comes to falling in love, it’s not just fate that brings people together—sometimes it’s their jobs. We scanned data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey—which covers 3.5 million households—to find out how people are pairing up. You get a matrix of professions organized...

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