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Data, A Love Story - How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match-logo

Data, A Love Story - How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match

Amy Webb

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 Misérables. 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.

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 Misérables. 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.
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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 Misérables. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Woolf

Length:

8h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:36


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:16


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:01


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:05


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:16


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:18


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:13


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:32


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:42


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:34


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:33