Data, Love Story

Data, Love Story

How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match

Book - 2013
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A personal account of a digital-strategy expert's efforts to date using current online technologies recounts how after numerous setbacks she strategically changed her approaches and met dozens of worthwhile candidates.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2013.
ISBN: 9780525953807
0525953809
Branch Call Number: 306.73 Webb 01/2013
Characteristics: viii, 296 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.

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elizhansen
Sep 24, 2016

See quote.

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LatinDea
Sep 21, 2016

This was incredibly fast read. I wouldn't say it actually gave great advice. I had a couple of complaints about this book. 1) Even though the book was only published in 2013, it's out of date. The author met her husband in 2005. It's 10 years later. Things have drastically changed in the online world. 2) She and her husband are both Gen Xers. Her expectations at age 30 are not what is out there today. Dating in your 30s today isn't easy and it's not for the faint of heart. 3) She was seriously unethical in her approach to revamping her profile. It's one thing to look at another woman's profile, it's another to do what she did. Besides, any moron could see that her profile was problematic. 4) She makes the reader think that her system is foolproof. She got lucky and met her husband almost right out of the gate. That's not reality, that's just dumb luck. Plus, they were both on JDate. That alone narrows the playing field considerably.

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BOOKMONKEY109
Apr 07, 2016

I liked this book. Very analytical way to find a partner but it seemed to work. Good reading in conjunction with Ansari's Modern Romance.

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RSHELT
Sep 02, 2014

This is a great book. The author is so personable, transparent, and honest! She doesn't sugarcoat some of the painful realities of dating, it is practical advice and absolutely hilarious when she describes some of her self imposed ridiculousness. Good read, highly recommended!

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DeCators
May 07, 2014

It is a really cool experience ! .. I enjoyed reading it , and I love the details she gave .. It is a novel/dating guides for GEEKS and those who are picky partners ..
If in doubt , learn in brief about her experience here :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wG_sAdP0U

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EffiBriest
Mar 03, 2014

This book is a criminal waste of paper. There are only a few pages at the end where the author tells you how to go about online dating. And even those comments are woefully inadequate.

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elizhansen
Sep 24, 2016

The other sad truth is that women with curly hair are at a distinct disadvantage online and in the real world. I have no idea whether men prefer blondes, but I can say definitively that most men prefer women with healthy, long, straight hair. It can have body and bounce, but curls tend to be an obstacle. If you have curls and feel comfortable and look good straightening your hair, give that a try. If you're like me and like your curls the way they are, find a descent set of products and a good stylist who can defrizz you.

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