When Sparks Fly shows one woman's recent dating history and the moment she found "the one."

Trying to find a love connection with someone is certainly not easy, whether it’s online or in the real world. Most of the time one has to meet a lot of people before finally finding that one person who’s on the same wavelength.

Multimedia reporter Lam Thuy Vo created a data visualization of her own recent dating adventures. She used color-coded circles representing text messages between herself and the men she met online to create a data visualization of her dating history.

Lam’s data visualization, When Sparks Fly, basically consist of a flurry of more than 1,300 little colored circles flying around the screen. Each color-coded circle represents a single text message between her and the six men she dated recently.

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