Ok my Gays and Straights and Inbetweeners, we all know dating is a pain in the butt. I remember my teens and 20s. There was a lot of “you’re dating THAT GUY?! Why!!!??? ” from my friends. There was some “OMG why did I say yes?” to dates. Google wasn’t so big yet, so we couldn’t google everyone for their police records. Ha!
Let’s put a social media lens to the online dating scene.
Yes, we see there are dating sites everywhere – match.com, OK Cupid, plenty of fish – and even apps – Grindr, Crazy Blind Date, Skout. How does social media lend itself within these websites and apps? Is it just a “share” functionality they’re slapping on? Do these programs create better networking (not a euphemism for sex) and dating?
SMCLA is putting on a panel of online dating experts to talk about the impact social media has had within the dating scene and within their businesses. I’m particularly interested in hearing Scott Lewallen, a co-founder of Grindr! A friend of mine had just used the Grindr app in a video contest, and I thought it was a brilliant “prop.”
We’ll be at General Assembly in Santa Monica. RSVP now and save your place. Who knows, you just might meet someone too!