WASHINGTON POST - Mar 12 - Melissa McEwen is a tracker. She wears a Fitbit. She keeps a spreadsheet of hair products. When she wanted to make room in her closet, she tracked what she wore every day for more than a year, figuring out what to ditch and what to spare. And since 2015, McEwan has tracked her dating life, recording which online app she uses for each interaction and how far along the messages go. Earlier this year McEwen posted an infographic on Reddit titled "How I met my boyfriend - 6 months of dating in 2016," joining a trend of redditors sharing their personal experiences via data visualization. Other entries include "My 180 days of lesbian online dating," whose creator seemed to have better results starting with a GIF than a message, and "My last 90 days of gay social apps," which included 471 interactions, 41 photos of genitalia and sex with 27 different men. The graphics are sometimes imperfect and difficult to grasp at first glance, but they all tell a story.