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Data, A Love Story

How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match
Webb, Amy (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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This book is a lively, thought-provoking memoir about how one woman "gamed" online dating sites like JDate, OKCupid and eHarmony -- and met her eventual husband. After yet another online dating disaster, Amy Webb was about to cancel her JDate membership when an epiphany struck: It wasn't that her standards were too high, as women are often told, but that she wasn't evaluating the right data in suitors' profiles. That night Webb, an award-winning journalist and digital-strategy expert, made a detailed, exhaustive list of what she did and didn't want in a mate. The result: seventy-two requirements ranging from the expected (smart, funny) to the super-specific (likes selected musicals: Chess, Les Miserables. Not Cats. Must not like Cats!). Next she turned to her own profile. In order to craft the most compelling online presentation, she needed to assess the competition -- so she signed on to JDate again, this time as a man. Using the same gift for data strategy that made her company the top in its field, she found the key words that were digital man magnets, analyzed photos, and studied the timing of women's messages, then adjusted her (female) profile to make the most of that intel. Then began the deluge -- dozens of men wanted to meet her, men who actually met her requirements. Among them: her future husband, now the father of her child. Forty million people date online each year. Most don't find true love. Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better. - Publisher. A personal account of a digital-strategy expert's efforts to date using current online technologies recounts how after numerous setbacks she strategically changed her approaches and met dozens of worthwhile candidates.
Authors: Webb, Amy, 1974-
Title: Data, a love story
how I gamed online dating to meet my match
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2013
Characteristics: viii, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: This isn't a typical introduction
start here first!
Missed connections : he quoted me to me
Single in the city : learning how to date
and to hate dating
again
Signing on : you are a woman seeking man
The dates : two hundred dollars for dinner and a roadside flare of weed
Bad algorithms : online dating sites are broken
The list : must not like Cats!
The mirror of truth : l am not Cameron Diaz
Fuck you, impostors! : you are a man seeking woman
Gaming the system : in which I outsmarted the algorithms
You're a 5-Apatow, 5-Seinfeld : what the popular girls know
The super profile : fun, outgoing breasts!
Finding Bobo : my last first date
The train home : subtlety wasn't my strong suit
Epilogue: What happened next, and the other side of my story
Notes: Answers to everything you were wondering (and a diatribe on the musical genius of George Michael.)
Summary: This book is a lively, thought-provoking memoir about how one woman "gamed" online dating sites like JDate, OKCupid and eHarmony -- and met her eventual husband. After yet another online dating disaster, Amy Webb was about to cancel her JDate membership when an epiphany struck: It wasn't that her standards were too high, as women are often told, but that she wasn't evaluating the right data in suitors' profiles. That night Webb, an award-winning journalist and digital-strategy expert, made a detailed, exhaustive list of what she did and didn't want in a mate. The result: seventy-two requirements ranging from the expected (smart, funny) to the super-specific (likes selected musicals: Chess, Les Miserables. Not Cats. Must not like Cats!). Next she turned to her own profile. In order to craft the most compelling online presentation, she needed to assess the competition -- so she signed on to JDate again, this time as a man. Using the same gift for data strategy that made her company the top in its field, she found the key words that were digital man magnets, analyzed photos, and studied the timing of women's messages, then adjusted her (female) profile to make the most of that intel. Then began the deluge -- dozens of men wanted to meet her, men who actually met her requirements. Among them: her future husband, now the father of her child. Forty million people date online each year. Most don't find true love. Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better. - Publisher.
A personal account of a digital-strategy expert's efforts to date using current online technologies recounts how after numerous setbacks she strategically changed her approaches and met dozens of worthwhile candidates.
ISBN: 0525953809
9780525953807
0525953809
9780525953807
Branch Call Number: 306.73 W365d
HQ801.82 .W43 2013
Statement of Responsibility: Amy Webb
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Dating (Social customs) Online dating Webb, Amy, 1974-
Topical Term: Dating (Social customs)
Online dating
LCCN: 2012029016
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This is a great book. The author is so personable, transparent, and honest! She doesn't sugarcoat some of the painful realities of dating, it is practical advice and absolutely hilarious when she describes some of her self imposed ridiculousness. Good read, highly recommended!

It is a really cool experience ! .. I enjoyed reading it , and I love the details she gave .. It is a novel/dating guides for GEEKS and those who are picky partners ..
If in doubt , learn in brief about her experience here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wG_sAdP0U

This book is a criminal waste of paper. There are only a few pages at the end where the author tells you how to go about online dating. And even those comments are woefully inadequate.

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