Best-selling author Claudia Carroll has admittedly been a hopeless romantic and she often refers to Jane Austen in her novels. However, the modern dating landscape is rife with horror stories about online dating, and the Love Algorithm gives us plenty of examples of how badly things can go.
or something Iris is a lady of structure. Working in the financial world matches her love of statistics and formulas, but her independent style means she has isolated herself from friendship and love for decades. century.
Finding her forever is something she can’t control, especially through online dating: “She has unwittingly done everything these sites ask of her…at this stage. Iris has seen it all.”
Frustrated, she decided to create her own dating app with more in-depth algorithms. She recruited colleague Kim and her mother Connie to help her diversify the demographic. An established company required some research and three women had to dip their toes in deep. Some hilarious disaster days ensued.
The different dating experiences of these three women are funny yet seem completely plausible in this day and age. However, Kim and Connie at least have each other to accompany and support. Iris hasn’t had friends since her college days and she fears she’ll never have that special someone come home.
Kim reminds her that her new algorithms could change all of this: “Somewhere out there… really, really someone for you. Not alone. No more lonely nights.”
Funny, entertaining and multi-generational, with a great cast of characters, this is another compelling read from Claudia Carroll.
‘The Love Algorithm’ by Claudia Carroll, Zaffre, €13.99
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-reviews/claudia-carrolls-the-love-algorithm-explores-the-hilarity-and-horrors-of-dating-apps-42030017.html Claudia Carroll’s The Love Algorithm explores the fun and horrors of dating apps