Data A Love Story

Author: Amy Webb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101609710
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“Amy Webb found 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.”—Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project After yet another disastrous date, Amy Webb was preparing to cancel her JDate membership when epiphany struck: her standards weren’t too high, she just wasn’t approaching the process the right way. Using her gift for data strategy, she found which keywords were digital-man magnets, analyzed photos, and then adjusted her (female) profile to make the most of that intel. Then began the deluge—dozens of men who actually met her own stringent requirements wanted to meet her. Among them: her future husband, now the father of her child.

Data A Love Story

Author: Amy Webb
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN: 9780525953807
Size: 31.44 MB
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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.

Love At First Click

Author: Laurie Davis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451687036
Size: 63.88 MB
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Explains the online dating process, from choosing the right site to creating a profile to sorting through matches, while also offering safety tips and advice on preparing for a first date.

Love In The Time Of Algorithms

Author: Dan Slater
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608250
Size: 25.11 MB
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“If online dating can blunt the emotional pain of separation, if adults can afford to be increasingly demanding about what they want from a relationship, the effect of online dating seems positive. But what if it’s also the case that the prospect of finding an ever more compatible mate with the click of a mouse means a future of relationship instability, a paradox of choice that keeps us chasing the illusive bunny around the dating track?” It’s the mother of all search problems: how to find a spouse, a mate, a date. The escalating marriage age and declin­ing marriage rate mean we’re spending a greater portion of our lives unattached, searching for love well into our thirties and forties. It’s no wonder that a third of America’s 90 million singles are turning to dating Web sites. Once considered the realm of the lonely and desperate, sites like eHarmony, Match, OkCupid, and Plenty of Fish have been embraced by pretty much every demographic. Thanks to the increasingly efficient algorithms that power these sites, dating has been transformed from a daunting transaction based on scarcity to one in which the possibilities are almost endless. Now anyone—young, old, straight, gay, and even married—can search for exactly what they want, connect with more people, and get more information about those people than ever before. As journalist Dan Slater shows, online dating is changing society in more profound ways than we imagine. He explores how these new technologies, by altering our perception of what’s possible, are reconditioning our feelings about commitment and challenging the traditional paradigm of adult life. Like the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, the digital revolution is forcing us to ask new questions about what constitutes “normal”: Why should we settle for someone who falls short of our expectations if there are thousands of other options just a click away? Can commitment thrive in a world of unlimited choice? Can chemistry really be quantified by math geeks? As one of Slater’s subjects wonders, “What’s the etiquette here?” Blending history, psychology, and interviews with site creators and users, Slater takes readers behind the scenes of a fascinating business. Dating sites capitalize on our quest for love, but how do their creators’ ideas about profits, morality, and the nature of desire shape the virtual worlds they’ve created for us? Should we trust an industry whose revenue model benefits from our avoiding monogamy? Documenting the untold story of the online-dating industry’s rise from ignominy to ubiquity—beginning with its early days as “computer dating” at Harvard in 1965—Slater offers a lively, entertaining, and thought provoking account of how we have, for better and worse, embraced technology in the most intimate aspect of our lives.

The Intelligent Woman S Guide To Online Dating

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Publisher: Dale Koppel
ISBN: 0615242472
Size: 17.54 MB
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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to On line Dating is two books in one! The first book: "How I Did It" is Dale's story of how she found her Mr. Right on line. It is Dale's own inspirational journey after her 'perfect' 25 year marriage was over (her husband left her for a man) and her joining an online dating service 12 days later. She made her way through thousands of profiles and met hundreds of men (!) until she met her Mr. Right. Flip the book over to reveal Book Two: If I Can Do It, You Can Too! Dale shares how she learned to make the most of online dating and polished her skills and created strategies that really worked. There are tips on everything from the photos, to the profile along with the search, initial contact, response and meeting. Dale offers solid tips on writing that all so important profile--one that works!

Data A Love Story

Author: Amy Webb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142180459
Size: 55.32 MB
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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.

Online Dating For Dummies

Author: Judith Silverstein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053430
Size: 19.92 MB
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Chances are, you've heard about Internet dating from a friend, or an online banner ad has caught your eye. If you've given online dating a passing consideration, you may have some fears from all those graphic horror stories that jar your senses – and your sensibilities. Or you may think that meeting people via the Internet is only for the disenfranchised or socially unskilled. From their own experiences, 20 million people can tell you otherwise. Online Dating For Dummies will get you off the fence and on the Internet dating path – with the skill of a seasoned pro. Like your best friend, this fun reference will give you the straight scoop on Gearing up with the right computer hardware Overcoming preconceived notions of who is online Talking the online lingo Enjoying conversation in chat rooms Considering date site options Establishing your screen identity Facing the consequences of not posting a photo Internet dating is growing at double-digit rates every year, while other forms of finding a connection are flat or falling off. Internet dating, although far from perfect, is becoming the most effective and efficient method of getting introduced to a large number of available singles. Online Dating For Dummies shows you how to get your feet wet and how to dive in, making informed choices and exercising good judgment as you Sign up for a trial run on a dating site Try to describe yourself for your personal profile Initiate your first e-mail contact Make your first in-person meeting memorable Identify frauds and players Figure out what not to do if you really want to meet someone Jumping into online dating with no preparation at all is possible – but not practical. If you follow the techniques in this friendly guide, your odds of meeting great potential matches will greatly improve, and you'll have far more fun in the process.

It S Complicated But It Doesn T Have To Be

Author: Paul Carrick Brunson
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: 1592407692
Size: 14.89 MB
Format: PDF
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A professional matchmaker and certified life coach outlines a straightforward, optimistic guide to finding romance, discussing how to assess one's marriage suitability, relationship etiquette in modern times, and the appropriate use of current technology.

The Signals Are Talking

Author: Amy Webb
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610396677
Size: 35.75 MB
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A Fast Company best book of the yearA Washington Post bestsellerWinner of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award in Business Technology How do you tell a real trend from the merely trendy? How, for example, will a technology--like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things--affect us, our businesses, and workplaces? How will it eventually change the way we live, work, play, and think--and how should we prepare for it now? In The Signals Are Talking, noted futurist Amy Webb shows us how to analyze the "true signals"--those patterns that will coalesce into a trend with the potential to change everything-and land on the right side of disruption. The future, Webb shows, isn't something that happens to us passively. Using a proven, tested methodology, she enables us to see ahead and forecast what's to come--challenging us to create our own preferred futures.

Meeting Your Match

Author: Jackie Black, Ph.D.
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781434326966
Size: 65.18 MB
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This whole book is a letter from me to you. It's what I've learned from clients, friends and my own life. You’ll find lots of stories and case studies. Some of them will be familiar; others will be vastly different. They will all add something to your knowledge of what makes a relationship work well. Living your best life and love life is all about taking responsibility, acting on your own behalf and being the architect of your life; and has little or nothing to do with your past, luck or destiny. Dating is a process with a beginning, a middle and an end. This book was written to help all of you who feel that "dating" is difficult, or who have had enough uncomfortable experiences to be hesitant. It was also written to help those who are searching for your life partner and keep meeting people who just don’t "make the grade." Have you ever received reliable information or education on committed relationships? This book is for anyone who wants to improve relationships whether you are single, divorced, widowed; heterosexual, gay or lesbian; young or old. There are a wide variety of partnerships; each is a legitimate, healthy expression of human intimacy. It’s about having the relationship you deserve and ultimately you will be guided by your own needs, background experience and current skill levels in each area you’ll explore. When dating isn't fun, you may question whether a relationship is right for you. The skills and approaches you’ll discover on this journey toward a lasting relationship will help you to have fun dating and to continue to have a rich and rewarding relationship with someone who is right for you. Find out how to enjoy the journey in search of your ideal match!