Remote Conversation Club: The Necessity of Resetting Dating Culture
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Join The Camaraderie NYC and Emily Smith, Founder of the Chorus app where friends swipe FOR friends, for a candid chat about the state of online dating and why it needs to change.
We'll explore why it's so important for friends to continue supporting each other in dating - even when it's online, why this period of isolation may be a necessary resetting of deteriorating dating norms and share some stories and thoughts on the surprising and strange intimacy of video chat.
"Back in my twenties, we all met eachother through friends. It was messy and chaotic and hearts were regularly broken…but it was fun, it was social, and it was real. These days people are icons, accountability is nonexistent, and meeting people means staring at your phone in bed. Friends no longer have insight into each other’s dating lives. This is particularly true as we get older, people couple up, and lose (or never had) the connection to online dating, while it continues to infiltrate single people’s lives. But this bifurcation between singles and couples as we get older is completely unnecessary. Whether you’re partnered or not, everyone loves to talk relationships. So we built Chorus. Chorus lets anyone (whether you’re in partnership or not) support friends in online dating. You cannot swipe for yourself on Chorus—we are all about friends helping friends.
Online dating isn’t going away, but the isolation inherent in the current experience is unsustainable. It needs to change. So, please, whether you’re happily partnered or looking for this elusive thing called love, invite a friend to join you on Chorus and have some fun. Dating is weird and wild, especially online, and what are friends for if not to navigate the crazy together?"
Emily Smith is the founder of Chorus, a matchmaking app where friends swipe for friends. She's worked with tech companies and nonprofits such as Etsy and Girls Who Code developing and scaling products and programs. Emily also writes regularly about dating and technology for Medium, and has published essays in Salon, Slate, Vice, The Rumpus, Catapult, and more. She has a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell and an MBA from UC Berkeley.
Grab yourself a glass of wine or cup of tea, and join this video call with an open mind and open heart, ready to be inspired to bring the reality and magic back into dating. Yes, even in NYC.
Open to all women, everywhere.
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