Looking For Love in Virtual Places: The Science of Online Dating

When: Thursday, April 30, 2020
7:00-8:00pm PST

Where: Visit our Facebook page at 7pm on Thursday for the Facebook live show (refresh until you see the video post), or watch the high quality version on Zoom. Click here to register for Zoom

Cost: Free, with a $5 suggested donation. Make a one-time donation to Make You Think, or please support us on Patreon.

Food and Drink: Grab an (adult) beverage of your choice and join us!

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Science on Tap goes online!

Even during times of social distancing, the desire to meet and connect with new potential partners can be strong. Since in-person activities to meet new people are out of the question for now, online dating sites can be even more important when looking for a match*. What can science tell us about using Tinder “smartly”? Do dating sites help or hinder finding a mate?

Join sexuality educator and researcher Dr. L. Kris Gowen as she goes deep into the psychology of online dating to discuss why it’s so popular, whether or not it’s effective, and how its design impacts who we choose.

Dr. Kris, Co-founder of Beyond the Talk has presented internationally on the intersection of sex, love, and technology. Hear her previous talk on finding love through technology on our podcast, A Scientist Walks into a Bar.

*to meet in person only after social distancing restrictions have been eased.