When yet another romantic relationship came “burning down in a spectacular fashion,” Amy Webb sought the advice of her friends and family, including her grandmother. True love will find you when you least expect it,’” Webb recalls in her TED Talk.
This advice struck Webb, who works with data for a living, as preposterous.
We’ve been together for four years." -Val, 31"After a few short messages discussing classic punk bands, I decided to meet up with this guy one of his favorite bars.
Two beers later—that he insisted on paying for—we hopped over to an empty bar covered in old band stickers.
But after messaging a bit, I saw that he was cool, super nice, and made me feel really comfortable.
We decided to meet for burgers, and we hit it off immediately.
We're still friends and regularly meet up to grab a drink or dinner.
Oh, and he still insists on buying the first round." -Shauna, 23"I used Tinder when I was studying abroad in Ireland one semester.
“I like the idea of online dating because it’s predicated on algorithms,” she says.
“These algorithms had a sea full of men that wanted to take me out on lots of dates—what turned out to be truly awful dates.” At this point, Webb decided to get really systematic, and to find out how to make online dating work for her. Read on for some more delightful (and wonderfully nerdy) online dating stories we found, well, online.
She had calculated that, in the entire city of Philadelphia, only 35 men had all the qualities she was look for and was still single.
“I can take my grandmother’s advice and sort of ‘least expect’ my way into maybe bumping into the one [of them] — or I can try online dating,” she says.
First date coffee, second date dinner, third date drinks, and we were officially together within a month.