Amy’s TED talk is on fire! It’s been viewed by more than a half-million people since going live 11 days ago, and it’s also been translated into Spanish! TED viewers are calling her talk “ingenious” “funny” and “fascinating.” Take a look!
It was now July, a few weeks since my date with Jim, the weed smoker who refused to split our dinner bill. I knew matching algorithms weren’t perfect, but I kept dating and decided not to cancel my memberships with eHarmony, Match.com, and JDate. The majority of dates I’d been going on weren’t horrible, they just weren’t great. I was an optimist rooted in math and logic…..
This interview may ring true for some of you — those who’ve eventually realized they’re looking for love in all the wrong places.
If that sounds familiar, then you’ll relate to Amy Webb's story, in which she tries and fails in online dating — and tries again. And this time, she does those matching algorithms of those online dating sites one better. Her new book is called “Data: A Love Story.”…
Is your online profile keeping you from attracting the right mate?
Amy Webb, the author of “Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match,” realized that her online profile was turning off potential cyber-suitors and made it her mission to get to the bottom of it…
After many epically bad dates, Amy Webb decided to change her approach. She had been set up by family members for so long it seemed that the Internet would be a more successful venue for finding Mr. Right. While it was more efficient, the dates were still awful. She just wasn’t finding her perfect man, which she said was Michael Bluth from Arrested Development meets Larry David. Her findings and process were documented in her book, Data: A Love Story.
…She has the perfect surname for an online dater–and a heartening tale about how she found love and you can too.
Every year at TED, a bookstore is temporarily set up that’s filled with books recommended by TEDsters of note. DATA was one of the books included in the TED store, and we’re so thrilled to say that DATA was named to the TED reading list!
Amy just finished taping a segment for Lisa Oz’s new show, which launches in July. (Lisa Oz = Dr. Oz’s wife.)
Data’s big in Australia! The Aussie edition of Grazia Magazine published an excerpt of Data for online daters throughout the country.
But perhaps the reason why we love her the best is that she recently authored “Data, A Love Story.” After attempting – and failing – to find love via online dating, she took matters into her own hands. Or rather, the hands of her male alter ego. Using digital strategy and sharp intellect, she met her ideal man (now husband!). And for the benefit of her fellow lady geeks, she turned her story into a written memoir… Read more here.
The “tyranny of choice” theory posits that surrounded by too many options, we become paralyzed, overwhelmed, and unable to make a decision. Some of us begin to think that we have infinite opportunities and become lured by the prospect of bigger, better deals. Others just want out, so they’re willing to settle for someone who seems good enough at that moment in time…
DATA is now being translated into three languages! Coming soon to Taiwan, Korea and Brazil! Look for it on bookshelves in Chinese, Korean and Portuguese in a few months!
Italy, will you be next? (Sì! Sì!)
DATA는 현재 3 개 국어로 번역되고 있습니다! 대만, 한국, 브라질에 출시 예정! , 중국어, 한국어, 몇 개월 만에 포르투갈어로 책장에 찾아 봐!
DATA agora está sendo traduzido em três línguas! Em breve, em Taiwan, Coréia e Brasil! Procure-o nas prateleiras em chinês, coreano e Português em poucos meses!
We’ve been collecting and analyzing data about Data, A Love Story’s readers, reviewers and buyers. For example, how many of Data’s readers also belong to AARP? What are the two most common words used to describe Amy’s story?
The profit model for dating sites relies on retention, even though our desire as members is exactly the opposite. We want to find true love so we can be finished with dating altogether. Once we’re in relationships, we’re theoretically off the market. We cancel our memberships and spend our money elsewhere. Fresh new crops of daters should cycle through the various dating sites just as current members are leaving, but that’s not always the case. And besides, the more members or page views a site can count, the more money there is to be made.