After some trial and error and a lot of research and reverse-engineering, not only did Webb become the most “popular person online” but she also met her "Prince Charming," whom she eventually married and had a child with.
Or at least, that’s what Amy Webb, strategist and CEO of Webbmedia Group, did.
Yep, according to the Huffington Post, Webb recently gave a TED Talk centered around her experiences with online dating — and how she cracked the system and used it to her advantage.
He had thick, dark curly hair and wore modern horn-rimmed glasses. You can’t make yourself that available.” But he’s so good-looking. It was dim but not too dark, and it was the one place in the bar that didn’t cast the kind of bad shadows that could add a week of sleepless nights plus another 20 years to my face.
In one picture, he was wearing white slacks (linen maybe? He looked serene and content, standing with a very tan, old sailor behind the wheel of a large yacht. I threw my gigantic bag, packed with my laptop and dating data, next to me as I sat down and sunk into the cushion.
The majority of dates I’d been going on weren’t horrible, they just weren’t great. I knew that if I spent enough time searching through each site and going out with a large enough group of men, I could increase the probability of my finding the right one.
And besides, even if I canceled, I knew how Internet marketing worked. Your black pants and black or gray top or whatever you’re wearing isn’t good for a first date.
Even so, we shared enough similarities in our personal and professional lives that it felt as if, even as strangers, we’d been a part of each other’s social circles for many years. It could take just one strong drink for accidentally drunk and unwittingly aggressive Amy to rear her ugly head, and the bartenders at Longshots were too unpredictable to entrust with this very important first meeting.
I moused over his photo gallery and started clicking through. Drink in hand, I commandeered my usual position at Longshots: the overstuffed leather sofa in the back corner.
It was now July, a few weeks since my date with Jim, the weed smoker who refused to split our dinner bill.
I knew matching algorithms weren’t perfect, but I kept dating and decided not to cancel my memberships with e Harmony, Match.com, and JDate.
As inspiring a modern love story as this is, not all of us are data analysts/CEOs of businesses that deal with Fortune 500 companies.