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In “Switch and Bait,” Ricki Schultz Spoofs Modern Online Dating

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If sarcastic wit and sharp insight into modern dating culture are your cup of exotic tea, then meet author Ricki Schultz. Last year’s debut novel, Mr. Right-Swipe, threw readers into the world of online dating and was relatable to anyone who has ever been on a bad date, which excludes one or two ants that crawled through my kitchen last week and likely no one or nothing else. Fast forward to her latest comic romp, Switch and Bait, out this June from Grand Central Publishing. What has become Schultz’s trademark are irreverent humor and reflections into modern dating. The main character, Blanche Carter, was known as the “Love Doctor” in her sorority (interpret that as you may), but has now…

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TED Talks: Amy Webb Hacks Online Dating!

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Valentine’s Day is coming up. Either you’re a romantic who loves all the hearts everywhere, or you’re not looking forward to your loneliness-induced hangover. Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day lover or hater, Amy Webb’s talk from TEDSalon NY 2013 will put a smile on your face. Webb, who specializes in big data, tells the story of the way she used her knowledge of algorithms to hack the online dating scene – with surprising results. This talk is undeniably hilarious, heartwarming and uplifting – the perfect way to greet one of the most dreamy and polarizing holidays. Recommended Reading: Data, A Love Story: How I Cracked The Online Dating Code To Meet My Match (Plume, 2014) Webb’s book tells largely the same story…

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Online Dating Advice for the Newly Separated “Bennifer”

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Cheer up, Ben and Jennifer; I know, divorce hurts. But the best thing you can do for yourselves right now is to climb back up on that horse. And for my money, the best way you can do that is online dating. “Online dating?” you’re asking. “Isn’t that kind of creepy and weird?” Well, yes, now and then it can be. But not nearly as much as you might think. Most of the time, it can be a lot of fun, and a great way to meet people. And there are a LOT of people to meet online. More than 40 million of the 124 million single adults in the United States have used online dating—and many of them have…

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