The presence of homophily has been discovered in a vast array of network studies.
Online dating services usually provide unmoderated matchmaking over the Internet, through the use of personal computers or cell phones. , "love of the same") is the tendency of individuals to associate and bond with similar others.
It highlights dating preferences expressed not against the constraints of real-world social structures, but against the expansiveness of potential partners online.
With the data set, Lewis has been able to do what's been so hard for sociologists to do previously: to disentangle preference from circumstance.
Data from an online dating platform are used to study the importance of education for initiating and replying to online contacts.
We analyse how these patterns are influenced by educational homophily and opportunity structures.