Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match [NOOK Book]

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“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 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...

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Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match

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Overview

“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 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. Then began the deluge—dozens of men who actually met her own stringent requirements wanted to meet her. Among them: her future husband, now the father of her child.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101609712
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 81,739
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


AMY WEBB is an award-winning journalist who wrote for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications before founding Webbmedia Group, a digital-strategy consultancy that works with Fortune 500 companies, major media companies and foundations, the government, and others. She lives with her family in Baltimore, Maryland.
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  • Posted January 23, 2013

    I met my boyfriend online. When people are skeptical or amazed

    I met my boyfriend online.

    When people are skeptical or amazed by this (especially my friends who do date online and haven’t had much luck) I tell them that online dating is easy. The hard part is being completely honest about a) who you are, and b) what you want out of online dating.

    So when I heard about Data, A Love Story I was immediately intrigued. Partly because I like funny lady memoirs, partly because I’m always into people who are smart enough to game things—especially Internety things, because that requires a much higher level of math than my brain can fathom—and partly because I wanted to know how Webb was successful with online dating, since I’ve also been successful with it.

    All in all, Webb’s book is a really great read: honest, funny, sad at times, and really really smart. However—the way Webb went about “gaming” online dating included making 10 male profiles and email addresses so she could scope out her female competition. Which is, you know, a little creepy, but fine. It’s fine. And then she conversed with other women on the site as a guy for “research” which bordered on Catfish for me.

    I mean, it never went into “I want to be with you forever but I refuse to meet you” territory—when she was pretending to be a guy she was never ever ever saying things that would lead anyone on—but still. There’s something a little creeptastic about pretending to be not only one—but ten—different men when you are a woman. The up side to it was that Webb’s brain was doing incredible math aerobics while she collected data on not only what other women’s profiles were like, but HOW they went about conversing with me. She made word clouds, charts, graphs, spreadsheets, and things more complicated than that that caused my head to hurt just looking at them.

    It’s really intense.

    Overall, this is a fun read about a woman who refused to settle for someone who did not meet every piece of criteria she wanted in a husband. Luckily, she gamed online dating and in this book basically tells you how you too can do it. If you so choose. But more than that, I think every woman who reads this will identify with Amy’s frustrations and concerns and will celebrate Amy’s triumphs right along with her.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    When I found myself laughing out loud i knew this is a book for

    When I found myself laughing out loud i knew this is a book for me.Brains +Humor=Love.With heartfelt love of her family, Amy did it her way.A must read for all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    What a hoot! This is an inovative way to find love. Webb think

    What a hoot! This is an inovative way to find love. Webb thinks outside of the box with numbers, graphs, charts and finding out what someone really wants. I found myself laughing aloud and telling my single friends to read the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Single? Know anyone single? Buy this book.

    To be fair, I am NOT single, but I have single friends and a single daughter, so I plunged into this book thinking it would be all research, but it was a real-life modern love story. I was completely entertained and enthralled with Amy Webb, who got her man. She has written a brutally honest book that lays bare all the vulnerability and heartbreak of dating, including some family dynamics, and friendships that round out the cast of characters who play their parts superbly in her funny, sad, inspiring, uplifting life story. I would give this a PG rating, so don't look for getting into the sheets, unless they are spreadsheets. She excels in that department, and somehow makes it all sound fascinating. Even if you don't get as technical in your own search for Mr./Ms. Right, there are a lot of good tips you can use to maximize your chances for success. Will my daughter find true love? Stay tuned. She read the book. Baby steps!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Only 9.95 Amazon Kindle

    Just helping...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

    Enlightening!

    Thought the book was fun and insightful. Brought out a lot of the unspoken truths abou the images that are portrayed on those sites. I am guessing that at least 81% of what is on profiles is fiction. Most importantly, if we don't know who we are or what we really need we will continue a search that yields nothing but unfulfilled hopes.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    well written and fun

    I've been through the online dating experience several times and am a bit older than Amy. The book was funny, insightful, and had some very good tips for the experience. Everyone should filter for their own age, site, and goals, but it is a fun read even if you don't go online.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

     Even if you've never dated online - and have no plans to - ther

     Even if you've never dated online - and have no plans to - there's tons to enjoy in this fun, entertaining read. And as someone dabbling in the online dating world myself, there was tons to relate to. Did I evaluate my online profile again after reading the book? Yep. Did I log into my dating site as a member of the opposite sex. Ummm....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    A great combination of whit, charm, humor, and love! I read thi

    A great combination of whit, charm, humor, and love! I read this book in 2 days. I could not put it down. Yes, Ms. Webb shows a little bit of OCD in her but who doen't have a little bit in them. I am telling all of my friends to get out and get this book!

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    Posted March 19, 2013

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