Or that at the end of the day fields like economics can help us understand the patterns that contribute to who we are but there is something about romantic love and sexual attraction that is a mystery1.

A hilarious, thought-provoking, must-read manual for anybody who wants to find The One and learn why love and the economy make for highly entertaining bedfellows.”Sam Yagan, cofounder, Ok Cupid, and CEO, Match.com—“ I thought I knew a lot about online dating and a lot about economics, too.

But after reading this book, I now know a lot more about both (and a bunch of other things, as well).

Advance Praise for Everything I Ever Needed to Know About Economics I Learned From Online Dating: Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr.

Good Enough—“ Economists may not be known for their romantic expertise, but Oyer explains the ins and outs of online dating with such clarity, humor, and scientific prowess that I’m guessing many marriages will result from his book.

If you're a bad "shopper" in a so-called matching market, you might end up with a spouse you can't stand (or who can't stand you) and a job you hate. To make matters worse, these markets are notoriously complicated: you have to both choose and be chosen and you often don't know what you are "buying" until it's too late.

You have to make decisions on the basis of very incomplete information.And I also thought the book disregarded women who do not expect their mates to earn more money.Or that different people find different things to be attractive.For example, I always find a person's attitude about money and work reveals more about them than how much they do or do not have.I continuously find that the economic dilemmas of educated people in underpaid work is not considered in the correlations between earnings and educational achievements as I find myself in a network of teachers and artists.The application of economic principles to something everyone has experience with—dating—will help readers figure out how to behave in any market.”Alvin E.