It is no wonder that the biggest online dating websites are using it.
We are going to see through a concrete example how to use graphs to find love with the Neo4j graph database.
The graph was posted by Paul Kirby, a visiting professor from the London School of Economics, who accompanied the image with a message saying: “A remarkable sociology of the last 70 years in one chart.
Each line tells a big story.”The data comes from a 2012 paper by Michael J. Thomas from The City College of New York, called “Searching for a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary.” In a reply to Kirby’s tweet, another Twitter user posted an equally fascinating chart based on the same 2012 paper, showing the plot for same-sex couples, which the user Christina Bergey says is “even more striking”.
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'What you see when you actually look at what people do, you see the realism set in.
People can have two kinds of relationships with an attribute : they can “want” it (it means they want their potential dates to have that attribute) or they can “have” it (it means they have the attribute).That is the simple but powerful logic behind most dating sites.With Neo4j, the algorithm can be expressed in a few lines of code and give results in real-time.Simon is the former editor of Global Dating Insights.Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.