Panel to dish about dating in digital age 

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It’s clear we’re not our parents’ generation when it comes to love and relationships. We don’t meet each other the same way; we don’t stay together the same way. They had “The Newlyweds”; we have and Grindr.

We think differently and we date differently, and the Internet has a lot to do with that. Yet clearly, coupling and marriage are on our minds — otherwise, it’s doubtful “The Bachelorette” would enjoy so much success and dating websites would have so much competition.

Let’s ask the experts on dating in the digital age in hyper-wired San Francisco, where singles are in no short supply, yet meaningful relationships seem just out of reach for many. Sex and technology expert Violet Blue, OkCupid Labs Chief Strategy Officer Nick Abramovic, dating and lifestyle coach Jesse Starlight and LGBTQ columnist Oscar Raymundo are part of a panel for the first installation of the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District’s Third Thursdays/Arts in Dialogue Series.

“These folks are going to talk about how to make this brave new-ish world work for you to find Mr./Ms. Right,” said panel moderator Eve Batey, a media consultant and the editor and publisher of

The panel is scheduled to talk at 8 p.m. Thursday, but singles — and  anyone else, really — can meet and mingle starting at 7 p.m.

And if all goes well … hey, you’re already in a hotel!

If you go

How We Date Now

When: 7-9 p.m. Thursday

Where: W Hotel, Pool Terrace, fourth floor, 181 Third St.

Cost: $5

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Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts has worked as a reporter in San Francisco since 2008, with an emphasis on city governance and politics, The City’s neighborhoods, race, poverty and the drug war.
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