The internet dating book
Chances are, you've heard about Internet dating from a friend, or an online banner ad has caught your eye. Chapter 15: Understanding E-mail and E-mail Etiquette.
Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better. Her world of internet dating is as gruesome as the one I remember, but with spreadsheets in hand she decides to "game the system." Early in the book she dates widely, trying to meet her familial obligations as well as play the numbers. Download this podcast SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR Idea Cast. I’m talking today with Paul Oyer, Professor of Economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. SARAH GREEN: So Paul, I’d like to just kick off by talking a little bit about the economic concept of search costs.He’s the author of the book, Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned from Online Dating. Can you just maybe describe what the concept is and how you’ve applied it to this idea of looking for a life partner?E-mail and The Rules for Online Dating E-mail has become a universal part of relationships these days, whether a relationship starts online or not.Millions of women around the world are "e-dating," whether they meet men online or in a local bar. I was quickly captured by her first person narrative that managed to engage (and not pander to) her audience in exploring her quest for her perfect match.
Here's the problem I have with memoirs - why do average Joes think their story is the one that should be told . Amy Webb delivers a poignant, honest portrayal of the modern search for love.
And so when we think about a place where investing and getting what you really want is particularly valuable, it seems like the market for a life partner is hard to beat.
So if we just go into some market where everything is commodity, I don’t know, stocks, or bonds, or something like that, we don’t need to do much searching.
We just buy one share of whatever company it is or we just buy one ton of soybeans or whatever it is.
But when we’re picking a life partner, everybody’s different. So in an ideal world, we would have the ability to search every single person out there and pick the ideal match.
As many of you know, our first book, The Rules, spawned a worldwide movement.