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Amy Webb

Online Dating Etiquette: Five Tips No One Will Tell You

Laura Zam | Posted 08.12.2014 | TED Weekends
Laura Zam

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgTo help my friends, and anyone else, I've come up with a handful of tips regarding web romance decorum. Is my advice subjective? Sure. But in doing research for a book on sex, I've also learned a lot about the mating habits of our species. Another inspiration for these recommendations is the way I was courted by my husband, which was exemplary. Then again, he teaches ethics.

Why Online Daters Have To Be Proactive With Their Search

Julie Spira | Posted 08.09.2014 | TED Weekends
Julie Spira

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThe reasons why online dating works so well is that that 50% of the 111 million singles in the United States are dating online and that it's available 24 hours a day. The reason that online dating fails for many is that they aren't taking a proactive approach to the process. If you just post a few photos, a bio, and who your perfect date should be and wait for someone to find you, your date card won't be filling up fast.

Fugitive From The Online Dating Site

Jess Carbino | Posted 08.09.2014 | TED Weekends
Jess Carbino

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgFor online daters seeking love, caution should be taken when considering how strictly to set one's parameters. While Amy Webb is not on the FBI's Most Wanted list for hacking an online dating site and was very astute in her observations of JDate, her multitier system is not for everyone. Chemistry is more than between the sheets and, in most cases, not between the spreadsheets.

Dating Isn't All About Data

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Kim Rosenberg

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI often hear there is a lack of "quality" and relationship minded people online, and that many people aren't actually who they say they are in their profile. But what I admire about many of my clients who have dated online is that they continue to look inside themselves after each date and continuously reflect on what they have to offer.

My Online Dating Success Story

Alexa Cortese | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Alexa Cortese

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI knew what I was looking for in my next relationship, and I didn't feel the need to settle. I didn't expect to meet someone online right away, but I figured it couldn't hurt to go on a few dates. At the very least, I could see what was out there, meet some interesting people, and have some fun.

Has Online Dating Turned Me Into A Bad Person? Confessions Of A Professional Online Dater

Joshua Pompey | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
Joshua Pompey

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgNo woman ever measures up to my impossible standards. But I never used to be this way. Once upon a time, I didn't have unlimited options, nor was I good with women prior to online dating. Online dating gave me a medium to practice and harness my skills with women behind a computer screen that I never would have had elsewhere.

WATCH: Her Online Dating Strategy May Seem Insane.. Until You See The Results

TEDTalks | Posted 08.06.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Online dating sites are supposed to help you find your perfect match - but for Amy Webb, all they helped her find were duds. Her grandmother said she was being too picky, but Webb knew there had to be a better way. So she came up with her own approach to finding love online - one that led her right to Prince Charming.

WATCH: How One Journalist Used An Algorithm To Find The Man Of Her Dreams

Posted 10.03.2013 | Weddings

It's no secret that online dating has its pitfalls. Sure, popular sites like Match.com, eHarmony and JDate boast success stories. And even Martha S...

I Measure Every Single Thing My Child Does

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents

Written by Amy Webb for Slate My obsession with quantifying my kid started while I was still pregnant. I was giving birth for the first time at age...