This one worked, probably because it hides the bulging stomach and the balding head.
Conversion rates increased: more matches, more leads, more dates to schedule.
One decided to end things despite “having enjoyed her time with me, for what it’s worth”. In the process, I also found out something horrible: I still believe technology can hack love, though that belief is likely irrational.
I decided to hack the system and go for volume instead of personalization. I was determined to find the One, even if it meant swiping right the whole Bay Area.
I needed to come up with a rigorous and scientific process. You need a certain amount of candidates to be able to benchmark what quality means, and humans are really difficult to assess. I had to qualify each lead — see with which girl there was a fit and with which there wasn’t, to maximize chances of finding the One. Openers, follow-up messages, swiping, bookmarking, text messages and phone number recording. I assumed canned messages wouldn’t work well, but after over 10,000 sent, there wasn’t a significant response rate difference between personalized and generic messages. I became an online dating magician who knew how to optimize a profile — A/B testing pictures and message.
But my goal wasn’t to fuck around, I was here to find that special someone. We took turns, and she rowed with the vigor of a thousand vikings.
The excess of choice made me wary of missing out on my perfect match. To make sure I wouldn’t miss out, I designed a rigorous first-date process. I went on 150 first dates but didn’t manage to find the One. At some point, we got lost and I used this opportunity to steal a magical first kiss. I wanted to tell her that I liked her, but I was anxious that she wouldn’t.
I also had some tricks — like subscribing to premium services to make my messages more visible. I had a special feeling so I brought her on a special date at the Golden Gate Park.
It worked well to get attention: I was now dating at scale, I could handle the influx of new leads. I brought a basket with fruits, macaroons and red wine and rented a boat.
Sebastian made the big reveal during a radio interview with Aussie broadcasters Kyle and Jackie O, admitting his now-wife Jules was aware he and Goodrem were fooling around. and I dated Delta.” Calling the former Neighbours star his “hall pass”, Sebastian insists he didn’t try to keep his four-month fling, and admits he and Goodrem are still good friends.
Guy Sebastian dated Delta Goodrem, but not while he was dating his wife as previously thought.
Perhaps a better strategy would hinge upon Mark Granovetter’s research.