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Watch Amy talk about her book on Good Morning America, which aired Jan. Is your online profile keeping you from attracting the right mate?
Amy Webb, the author of “Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match,” realized that her online profile was turning off potential cyber-suitors and made it her mission to get to the bottom of it…
However, he stands her up, realizing that (at that time) he didn't want the perfect woman - he wanted Robin.
After a difficult breakup of a relationship when she was 30, and feeling the pressure of her heavily involved family, this data geek started crunching numbers to try to calculate her odds of finding a man in Philadelphia who would be a match for her needs and personality. Out of the 1.5 million people in the area, she figured there may only be about 35 men for her to date in the entire city.
Where a site would ask her to describe herself, for example, she wrote things like "award-winning journalist" and "future thinker." These answers weren't matching her up with the types of people she wanted to meet because they didn't accurately describe her personality.
They're now married with a kid, in case you were wondering.
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As a result, keep getting matched up with people who don't fit our personalities at all. In a recent study of undergrads, 60% of participants lied at least once during a 10-minute chat with a stranger.
Another study estimated that the average person lies during one in five of his or her daily interactions.