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Most of us tend to answer profile questions about ourselves that are either aspirational or, in my case, fast and minimal. I scrolled down to the "specialties" area of my résumé, copied all of the bullet points, and, skipping all the other sections, pasted them into the "Things I could never live without": • Future of technology • Emerging platforms • Content management systems • Monetization • Fluency in Japanese • Conversational ability in Mandarin • Fluency in HTML, CSS, Java Script, and other web languages Of course it's obvious now how ridiculous it was for me to just slap together my online dating profile.Bad data in means bad data out, effectively crippling even the best algorithms. I hadn't stopped to consider how badly I was representing myself during that critically important first-impression stage, where my digital self would be judged, without a filter or explanation, by potentially hundreds of men." Then, in order to prioritize my list, I applied weighted scores to the list of 72 characteristics.I also built a system to evaluate each and every man who I met.[Read: How to be a happy couple that’s envied by all] Questions to get to know each other Sometimes, the right answers can make all the difference between a failed romance and a happy one. #20 If you found a briefcase of money on the street, would you keep it? At Lovepanky, we’ve compiled 60 light hearted questions that you can ask your new mate, either through an email or by asking each other in person *though email would be preferable*. [Read: 25 sweet romantic gestures for everyday life] #52 Would you sulk or would you confront?
Date Number Two claimed to be an orthopedic surgeon, but about halfway into our cappuccinos I mentioned an elbow surgery I'd had and he said that his brother was an [sic] anesthologist.
After struggling to say "anesthesiologist" two more times, my eyes drifted down to his forearms, where I noticed what looked like sawdust.
As he got deep into the minutiae of mitering wood, it occurred to me that I was actually out on a date with a carpenter. In less than a month of online dating, I came to understand that the algorithms used by dating sites are ineffective, in large part because they rely on user-generated data.
I joined Match.com, e Harmony and JDate, a website for Jewish singles, and decided I would go out with whomever asked, as long as he didn't seem terrifying.
Date Number One asked me out to a really nice restaurant, then didn't offer to pay for (or even split! He ordered a very expensive bottle of wine and two appetizers -- neither of which I got to enjoy -- before moving on to a three-course meal.About me: I'm the CEO of a digital strategy agency that solves strategic and operational problems related to emerging technology. First I created a giant list of 72 "ideal husband" characteristics.