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

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

by Amy Webb

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142180457
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 450,955
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

This isn't a typical introduction. Start here first!

1 Missed Connections 3

He quoted me to me

2 Single in the City 17

Learning how to date-and to hate dating-again

3 Signing On 29

You are a: woman seeking man

4 The Dates 49

Two hundred dollars for dinner and a roadside flare of weed

5 Bad Algorithms 61

Online dating sites are broken

6 The List 85

Must not like Cats!

7 The Mirror of Truth 125

I am not Cameron Diaz

8 Fuck You, Impostors! 137

You are a: man seeking woman.

9 Gaming the System 159

In which I outsmarted the algorithms

10 You're a 5-Apatow, 5-Seinfeld 183

What the popular girls know

11 The Super Profile 203

Fun, outgoing breasts!

12 Finding Bobo 221

My last first date

13 The Train Home 253

Subtlety wasn't my strong suit

Epilogue 263

What happened next, and the other side of my story

Notes 267

Answers to everything you were wondering. (And a diatribe on the musical genius of George Michael.)

Appendix 283

More data

Acknowledgments 293

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