but I'm doing the library's "romance" challenge in order to score a new coffee mug and this was a suggested selection that I had not already read and one that didn't have a waiting list as long as my arm, so I decided to give it a shot. Useful advice that exists in the book:1) try to look hot in your profile pictures2) don't just copy your résumé into your profile (although if you thought that was a good idea you probably have larger problems)3) decide what sort of person you want, and go out with people who are like that. It seemed to me she pretty much got lucky and fell in love with the first guy she went out with after she rewrote her profile.(And it's brave, funny, and smart to boot.) – Anna Holmes, founder of and editor of Hell Hath No Fury: Women's Letters from the End of the Affair.by Subhasis Chatterjee Learn the pros, cons, myths and basics of online dating. And trust me when I say there's nothing wrong with being drug out to the ballgame a few times a year. She has a whole bunch of fun crunchy math stuff, like with equations and things, but I don't really see any evidence that her 'gaming' of online dating made much difference at all. Try doubling that and then adding on a few more to grow on and still end up feeling like you don't have your shit together half the time. Just wait 10 or 15 years and you'll be thankful for those couple of free hours on the weekend. The only saving grace for this story were the author's admitted love for George Michael . Useful advice that exists in the book:1) try to look hot in Well, this was a very sweet story, but I don't think the author is taking her own advice that correlation does not equal causation.68% of people believe weird is better than normal.8.
The book is about pragmatic approaches to partnership, the freedom that comes from asking for what you want, and the clarity that follows honest assessments of oneself and others.Anyone who uses online dating sites must read her funny, fascinating book.”—Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project After yet another disastrous date, Amy Webb was preparing to cancel her JDate membership when epiphany struck: her standards weren’t too high, she just wasn’t approaching the process the right way.Using her gift for data strategy, she found which keywords were digital-man magnets, analyzed photos, and then adjusted her (female) profile to make the most of that intel.And originally, he just wanted to find someone to hang out with and get to know.For some reason, he landed on my profile, and I happened to be online.Before we get started, a hopeful word for skeptics and beginners.I was a Filipina in Manila looking for a worthy pen-pal to exchange emails with.“Amy Webb found her true love after a search that's both charmingly romantic and relentlessly data-driven.Anyone who uses online dating sites must read her funny, fascinating book.”—Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project After yet another disastrous date, Amy Webb was “Amy Webb found her true love after a search that's both charmingly romantic and relentlessly data-driven. Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match is a lively, thought-provoking memoir about how one woman “gamed” the world of online dating—and met her eventual husband. If I just date enough men, she Amy Webb delivers a poignant, honest portrayal of the modern search for love. Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better. Her world of internet dating is as gruesome as the one I remember, but with spreadsheets in hand she decides to "game the system." Early in the book she dates widely, trying to meet her familial obligations as well as play the numbers.