Webb, author of book Data, a Love Story, is a self-declared expert.
After a series of “comically bad” dates, she felt defeated, as though online dating “only made it easier to meet a whole bunch of wrong men, the kind who lied in their profiles or who had major character faults.” But instead of giving up, she got mathematical.
“For millions of years, a man needed to size up a woman to see if she could give him healthy babies.
Women could see if a man was a good hunter, but she had to do more than look to see whether he would hunt for her.” To play the field, you’ve got to understand what you’re up against.
Just in time, there’s a whole bunch of new research on the topic, from Amy Webb’s Data, a Love Story, in which the author games the system to find her match, to Dan Slater’s Love in the Time of Algorithms, a naked account of the pluses and pitfalls of online dating. ), we perused the latest manuals and lovingly present this roadmap to the world of e-romance. Stay Weird (In Other Words, ‘Do You’) Online dating sites thrive on individuality—specifically, yours. From goth dating to plus-size, prisoners to gold diggers, these sites revolve around one thing: honesty.