Well, luckily, Webb leaves us with some great universal advice: “All you have to really do is figure out your own framework, and play by your own rules, and feel free to be as picky as you want.” In other words, know yourself and what you want before jumping in the terrifying, creep-filled abyss that is online dating.Feel free to check out Webb's talk at TED.com, or view it below! The Signals Are Talking: How Today's Fringe Becomes Tomorrow's Mainstream Webb's book about her near-future trends forecasting methodology was acquired by Public Affairs, an imprint of Perseus.
So, as any fan of data would do: she started making a spreadsheet.
Hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life -- with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.
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.
Jay’s philosophy is that we shouldn’t be using our dating life in our 20’s as a throwaway.
We should treat our 20’s as practice for having a normal, healthy relationship in our 30’s, rather than a time to sleep around, date assholes, and not get serious about anything.But of course, being an online dating coach with lots of experience and strong opinions, I have to pick apart her approach and warn you away from the aspects I think might harm you more than they help you. I appreciate that Amy likens online dating to the traditional Schadchen, or Jewish matchmaker.The idea of making matches based on practical compatibility components has been around for generations.I felt you guys would enjoy these three videos and you’ll see why I love these talks so much.I’m a huge advocate of smiling but I’ve never heard anyone discuss it so elegantly like Ron Gutman.During her career as a futurist, Webb has worked with hundreds of government agencies, corporations, nonprofits, universities, and associations from around the world.