Reviews

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Amy Webb finds 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.  – Grechen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project

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“Pleasant, geeky fun!” – Kirkus Book Reviews

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“Webb’s clever and inventive experiment, as well as her success story, will be inspiring and eye-opening for anyone who has ever turned to one of the many popular online dating sites in search of love.” - Booklist

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“Webb’s advice for dating both on and offline is insightful (and data-driven), and her descriptions of meddling family members, bad dates, and worse profiles are hilarious and familiar to anyone who’s tried dating online…The story of her own experiment is funny, brutally honest, and inspirational even to the most hopeless dater.” – Publishers Weekly

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"This book is great fun…"The Toronto Star lists DATA as a must-read book for the new year!

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I hated dating. Really, really loathed it. The disappointments, the rejections, the miscommunications: I didn’t have the stomach (or the heart) for them, and I felt disempowered at every step along the way. But Amy Webb’s engrossing ‘Data: A Love Story’ has me reassessing my sad single years, or at least my approach to them. The book is about pragmatic approaches to partnership, yes, but it’s about much more than that, namely, the freedom that comes from asking for what you want, and the clarity that follows honest assessments of oneself and others. (And it’s brave, funny, and smart to boot.) Don’t tell my husband but: I sorta want a do-over. – Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel.com and author of Hell Hath No Fury: Women’s Letters from the End of the Affair.

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Like Amy Webb herself, “Data, A Love Story” is blunt, witty, charming, informative, smart, and true. Mr. Spock meets Mary Tyler Moore as logical Amy turns her life into an algorithm and finds the formula for love. Is this the future of romance? Buy this book and find out. – Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and Public Parts.

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 LOVE THIS BOOK TO DEATH! Amy Webb has literally written the book on online dating. This is online dating for geeks - for women - for men - for anyone who would like to meet their soulmate or just a playmate, and despairs of ever doing so. I’m the world’s biggest ambassador for online dating, and Amy has provided invaluable advice for anyone nervous about or unsure of how to make online dating work for them, as part of a hugely entertaining and extremely frank journey through her own feelings, hopes, desires and experiences. I talk about the need to ‘humanize big data’ as part of my work on the future of business and marketing. ‘Data: A Love Story’ is a wonderful example of that. - Cindy Gallop, founder ofMakeLoveNotPornTED speaker and former chairman of Bartle Bogle Hegarty.

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Amy Webb has turned the wretched bloodsport of online dating into a hilarious, fascinating, meticulous, brutally honest, totally engrossing and utterly delightful book. Part memoir, part non-fiction narrative and all sorts of self-help (both in her organizational mania and mad dating genius), Webb’s color-coded and cross-indexed tale of her quest for exactly what she unapologetically wanted will make you look at data differently - and use it much, much better.  Don’t let anyone claim that data is boring. Turns out, data is everything.  – Rachel Sklar, co-founder of TheLi.st and Change The Ratio.

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Amy’s book meets at least 3 of the 72 criteria she set up for her ideal mate: It’s smart, funny, and very, very, very good in bed. A hysterical, moving, unique story of how a woman’ s intelligence and dedication actually led to real, honest to goodness, true love.  If you date online or just want to hear about it all the tricks, this book is for you. – Sam Marks, playwright and author of The Delling Shore and The Old Masters.

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Library Journal’s February Preview:

An award-winning journalist who went on to found Webbmedia Group, a digital-strategy consultancy that works with Fortune 500 companies, major media companies, and the like, Webb was nevertheless bombing out on the online dating scene. Then she decided that she wasn’t evaluating the right data. So she made a detailed list of what she really wanted in a mate and went online again, this time masquerading as a man. After using her strategic skills to figure out what key words attracted men, how women timed their messages, and what photos really worked, she rewrote her profile. Among the flood of replies she got was one from the man to whom she is now married. Potent stuff, with 40 million people dating online; not surprisingly, Webb attracted a standing-room-only crowd when she spoke recently at South by Southwest.