Data, A Love Story

How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match

Webb, Amy

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Data, A Love Story
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.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, 2013.
ISBN: 0525953809
Characteristics: viii, 296 pages :,illustrations, map ;,24 cm


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Sep 02, 2014

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!

May 07, 2014

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 :

Mar 03, 2014

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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