'There Is An Algorithm For Love, But It's One You Write Yourself'

Amy Webb says the best way to find success in online dating is by writing our own algorithms for love — not using the ones presented to you. In this video, Amy tells us how she hacked online dating.

When she signed up, she noticed that not only was she not being matched very well, but the questions that she answered on the site were superficial and couldn't retrieve answers that were indicative of long-term relationship potential.

After going on a few failed dates, Amy decided to write her own algorithm. She made a questionnaire for herself to help her identify her match. This questionnaire had all of the questions she deemed important for herself. In the end, it worked.

While we don't recommend making 10 fake profiles like she did, it is important to understand that you know what's best for yourself. Online dating can be great, but those sites serve as a communication channel between you and potential dates. They don't know what's important to you and therefore can't know which questions to ask you. You have to ask those yourself, and look for your match using your own algorithm. Check out the full video above.

Amy Webb: How I Hacked Online Dating [TED]


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