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New America NYC: Breaking the Heart Into Bits

In Collaboration with Future Tense

In 2013, one in ten Americans used a dating website or app. While looking for love online is a relatively recent phenomenon, it’s given us the first hard statistics on the dating habits and idiosyncrasies of modern Americans. One site, OkCupid, crunched the numbers and discovered that users who tweeted frequently were more likely to have short romantic relationships. And a 2011 study showed that people would rather say ‘I’m fat’ than ‘I’m a conservative’ on their dating profiles.

But does all this data really make love more attainable? Can there ever be a fool-proof algorithm for love? Join New America NYC for a conversation about love and dating in our highly digitized times. 


Amy Webb
Author of Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match
Aaron Schildkrout
Co-founder and co-CEO, HowAboutWe.com
Will Oremus
Staff writer, Slate

Event Time and Location

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette St Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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