Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match is a lively, thought-provoking memoir about how one woman “gamed” the world of online dating—and met her eventual husband. If she hadn't kept to her scoring system, she might have dated an almost right guy and never have met her match.
Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better. So she skipped dating men she normally would have dated and only found her true love after widening her geographic range.
Almost as mean-spirited as her merciless mocking of these women's profiles, who never intended to put themselves out there for such a purpose....abide by these things called "ethics" - which would not allow duping all those women because you can't get a man.Date after horrific date leads her mathematically inclined brain to come up with a rating formula.(I have to wonder how I would have rated some of my online dates...With the realization that they would have to like her back, she then tackles the question of what women do right when designing online profiles.
Along with the enjoyable narrative, the reader gets some interesting background on the history of online dating and some helpful hints on how to get over your ego and write a "super profile."Because of Amy Webb's brutal honesty and charming neuroticism, what could come across as a conceited endeavor to find the "perfect man," instead reads as a modern tribute to the search for love.Partly because I like funny lady memoirs, partly because I’m always into people who are smart enough to game things—especially Internety things, because that requires a much higher level of math than my brain can fathom—and partly because I wanted to know how Webb was successful with online dating, since I’ve also been successful with it.All in all, Webb’s book is a really great read: honest, funny, sad at times, and really really smart. And then she conversed with other women on the site as a guy for “research” which bordered on Catfish for me. Here's the problem I have with memoirs - why do average Joes think their story is the one that should be told . This book is supposedly about a woman who managed to "game" the system of online dating in order to land herself a hubby. Webb came off as a pathetic, jealous schoolgirl who thought it was soooooo unfair that all the pretty girls were getting "likes" instead of her . Oh, and I can't forget to mention the author has been with her spouse a whopping 8 years. Not compromising about some simple things like your spouse enjoying sports (or whatever the case may be) because you fear that will leave you with "too many Sundays" spent by yourself. She has a whole bunch of fun crunchy math stuff, like with equations and things, but I don't really see any evidence that her 'gaming' of online dating made much difference at all. but I'm doing the library's "romance" challenge in order to score a new coffee mug and this was a suggested selection that I had not already read and one that didn't have a waiting list as long as my arm, so I decided to give it a shot. and more importantly, that people (beside their friends and family members) would ever be interested in said story???? I get pissed off with authors/reviewers who want to game the system at Goodreads for crying out loud. It reminded me of the gazillions of teeny-bopper flicks that have the "ugly duckling" makeover reveal . Someone who's desperate and hoping some random tips from a stranger will help them hook a big fish on e-Harmony???? Well, this was a very sweet story, but I don't think the author is taking her own advice that correlation does not equal causation.Data, A Love Story is a rallying cry for every woman who has been told to settle.