Amy webb how i hacked online dating
Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
- Founder and CEO, Future Today Institute Amy Webb is a futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, and is the award-winning author of three books, including “Data: A Love Story” and “The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream.” Amy Webb - Founder and CEO, Future Today Institute Amy Webb is a futurist and founder of the Future Today Institute, and is the award-winning author of three books, including “Data: A Love Story” and “The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream.”Why you should listen and has continued as a futurist.
But the real failure was that there were plenty of men for me to date.
These algorithms had a sea full of men that wanted to take me out on lots of dates — what turned out to be truly awful dates. The algorithm matched us up because we share a love of gadgets, we share a love of math and data and ’80s music, and so I agreed to go out with him.
So Steve the IT guy invited me out to one of Philadelphia’s white-table-cloth, extremely expensive restaurants. So I run home, I call my mother, I call my sister, and as I do, at the end of each one of these terrible, terrible dates, I regale them with the details. You’re just being too picky.”So I said, fine, from here on out I’m only going on dates where I know that there’s Wi-Fi, and I’m bringing my laptop.
And we went in, and right off the bat, our conversation really wasn’t taking flight, but he was ordering a lot of food. I’m going to shove it into my bag, and I’m going to have this email template, and I’m going to fill it out and collect information on all these different data points during the date to prove to everybody that empirically, these dates really are terrible.
So things like that, but I also wanted somebody who would go to far-flung, exotic places, like Petra, Jordan.
At the top were most important characteristics, ranked from 1-10.
She turned to her background in data analysis to figure out exactly why her profile was attracting the wrong kind of man.
Webb began by listing the 72 different attributes she required in a partner. Others were more specific: he had to share her appreciation for spreadsheets and be willing to listen to George Michael.
So I now have these 72 different data points, which, to be fair, is a lot.
So what I did was, I went through and I prioritized that list.
In fact, he didn’t even bother looking at the menu. So I started tracking things like really stupid, awkward, sexual remarks; bad vocabulary; the number of times a man forced me to high-five him.