Rebel Shop Geek Store

Subscribe

A Stunning Tribute To Butterflies, Fashion & Photography
A Stunning Tribute To Butterflies, Fashion & Photography

KICKSTARTER
J.A.E.S.A: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
J.A.E.S.A - Next Generation Artificial Intelligence
KICKSTARTER
Looksery: Real-Time Face Transformation Filters
Looksery App
KICKSTARTER
Leaf Mount: Collapsible Stand For iPads, Samsungs, Kindle+
Leaf Mount
KICKSTARTER
ANTVR: All-In-One Universal Virtual Reality Kit
ANT Virtual Reality
LIFESTYLE | 1 Year Ago By Diana Adams

Internet Dating Advice For Independent Women From The WSJ

online-dating-advice-independent-women

I read about this a few days ago in the Wall Street Journal, and I wasn’t going to write about it on Bit Rebels, but it’s stuck with me, which is usually a sign I should go ahead and put it out there. First of all, I want to tell you that I have zero firsthand experience with Internet dating, but I’ve written about it probably a dozen times. There have been many online dating services that have popped up over the past few years, and it’s always fun to see how people are meeting and interacting online in a romantic way. The article in the Wall Street Journal took it to a place I haven’t seen anyone take it before though.

It was an article called Hacking The Hyperlinked Heart, and it was an excerpt from a book that will be available in a few weeks called “Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating To Meet My Match.” It’s about an independent, successful woman named Amy Webb who navigated the Internet dating scene well enough to find her husband, but the way she did it is what was so unique.

After posing as a man online and checking out firsthand how 96 women interact with men online, after a ton of trial-and-error, and after discovering a short list of important things to know, she learned how to manipulate the Internet dating scene to meet her needs. She discovered not only what men like, but what women think men like. She also discovered that the majority of people lie about their height (more than their weight), which I personally thought was interesting.



She lays out a very specific list of things to know if you are Internet dating. Some of them include the fact that women with curly hair are at a disadvantage, women shouldn’t mention their careers since it’s extra intimidating online (reeeeeally?), you shouldn’t use more than 3-5 photos in your profile since after that they hurt rather than help you, and if someone IMs you – you can IM back right away, but if it’s email, wait 20 hours.

I thought these 3 sentences from that article were most interesting, “It’s really hard to be funny in print – especially if you’re naturally prone to sarcasm. I found that people who thought they were being funny in their profiles weren’t. Instead, they seemed angry and aloof.”

Like I said, I have no firsthand Internet dating experience; however, I have a TON of online relationship experience (colleagues, friends, etc.). My only personal advice is to be careful and guard your heart. Newbies to online relationships often think they can’t get hurt since it’s all on the computer, but that’s not true. In my opinion, it stings even more online since there are no real hugs to give or receive when it’s time to makeup. If you are a smart, successful, independent woman who is in the Internet dating scene, you might want to click over to the WSJ to read the entire article or even buy this book when it comes out in a few weeks. This kind of stuff is so fascinating to me.

Hacking The Hyperlinked Heart – Internet Dating Advice

internet-dating-advice-for-women

Via: [Book of Joe] Image Credit: [Xpress]

Author Avatar Image Representation

Author: Diana Adams

Diana has a passion for blogging and has written over 4,000 blog posts. You can usually find Diana working in her home office in Atlanta or sitting in the corner of a downtown Starbucks somewhere with her mobile devices in one hand and a Grande Caramel Macchiato in the other. She loves Star Wars, hot chicken wings, and nice people.

One Comment

girls247cam

May 10th, 2013

Greetings I am so thrilled I found your web
site, I really found you by error, while I was browsing on Bing for something else,
Anyways I am here now and would just like to say
cheers for a fantastic post and a all round thrilling blog
(I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a great deal more, Please do keep up the awesome job.

[Reply]

Leave A Comment

You Might Also Like...
Bit Rebels
Turn Your Bathtub Water Into An Immersive Interactive Touchscreen
Turn Your Bathtub Water Into An Immersive Interactive Touchscreen
SHARES
347
The Remote Control Design That Will Make You Want To Watch TV Again
The Remote Control Design That Will Make You Want To Watch TV Again
SHARES
189
Military Style Hidden Safe Under The Bed Lets You Sleep On Valuables
Military Style Hidden Safe Under The Bed Lets You Sleep On Valuables
SHARES
215
iPhone Cup Holder Case Holds Your Coffee Cup While You Text
iPhone Cup Holder Case Holds Your Coffee Cup While You Text
SHARES
379
How Much Does It Cost To Run A Startup Around The World? [Infographic]
How Much Does It Cost To Run A Startup Around The World? [Infographic]
SHARES
274
 
css.php