First Date Mistakes & The Language of Online Dating Profiles: Dating in the Digital Age
Weather Update (Sat @ Noon): A foot of snow won't stop us from sharing the best dating advice we've got. Come out to learn how to find someone to snuggle with for the rest of the winter. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 but you'll get in faster if you purchase online now.
6:00PM-6:30PM Registration with Drinks & Shopping
Your ticket includes two free drinks (beer, soda & wine) and a Tekserve shopping credit. Come get your buzz on before the main event and meet some of your fellow singles.
6:30PM-7:00PM The Language of Online Dating Profiles with Bentely McBentelson
Encore Performance from Nerd Nite
You are a funny, intelligent person with many interesting hobbies and you enjoy all the hit television shows, why do you only get messages from weirdos, perverts and those who begin a conversation with "hey, wuts up?" We will take a look at the language behind an online dating profile, going beyond what is written and to discover what is being read. Using moment-by-moment dial technology, the same technology used to gauge reactions to political debates on CNN, we tested a variety of OKCupid profiles in focus groups and expanded upon our results with follow up interviews. Come find out if describing your personality as "Liz Lemon-like" is the best way to attract the ideal digital mate.
7:00PM-7:30PM 10 Reasons You Won't Get A Second Date with Jazmin Hupp
Encore Performance Brought from Nerd Nite & Burning Man
You've perfected your online profile but haven't found that special someone yet. Jazmin will take you through the most common mistakes made by online daters including the first message, where to meet, and how to act on your first date to ensure you'll get to a second one. Jazmin went on 72 first dates in 6 months to learn the art and science of first dates so you don’t have to.
Now that you have the skills, meet some friendly folks of all orientations. Too shy? We'll have some fun execuses to get you talking.
About the Speakers
Bentley McBentleson is the technology director at MASLANSKY + PARTNERS, a research-driven communication firm with a focus on political and corporate language strategy.
Jazmin Hupp is the Director of Marketing at Tekserve, New York’s Independent Apple computer store and consultancy. For more of her dating advice, visit OnlineDatingAdviceBook.com or follow her blog on technology and business at JazminHupp.com.