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Tuesday, March 11 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Algorithm Method: Love in the Social Media Age

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Social media has made finding love easier: reconnecting with your college sweetheart on LinkedIn, broadcasting emotions on Twitter and maybe even finding our soul mate on a mobile app. But dating sites & social outlets facilitate infidelity & exploitation in a relationship as efficiently as they bring couples together. 2/3 of divorce cases have used evidence from Facebook. Tons of people learnt they were dumped by checking their ex’s FB status. A 2013 study shows people communicate more by text today than by phone.
Technology & digital media have changed the way we digest information and communicate. However, our love lives are possibly impacted most of all. We will cover many provocative topics such as how online dating creates endless dates, making it more difficult to achieve lasting love; the impact of technology on long distance relationships—Mashable reported on “Fundawear” by Durex; whether porn is ruining our love lives; whether technology has made cheating impossible & more!

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Julia Allison

Media PersonalityThe Julia Allison BrandJulia Allison, 32, is a nationally recognized journalist, relationship expert, public speaker, former BRAVO star, Georgetown grad & 2008 WIRED cover girl. She is currently at work writing her first book, "Experiments in Happiness," to published... Read More →
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Helen Fisher

Biological AnthropologistHelen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and biological patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage... Read More →
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Andrea Miller

CEOYourTangoAndrea Miller is the founder and CEO of YourTango, the premier media company dedicated exclusively to love and relationships. Its mission is to help people live their best love lives and be at the center of this never-ending conversation. YourTango presents compelling... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Sheraton Austin, Capitol EFGH

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