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Love In The Digital Era


We're nearly always connected thanks to technology like social media, dating apps, and smartphones. Others are only a click away, making it easier to keep in touch, and meet new people. But could this technology change the way we interact face-to-face, or impact our long-term relationships?


  • Emily Witt - Author of Future Sex: Adventures in an Erotic Wonderland. She has also written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, and others.
  • Kathryn Lively - Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College, where she teaches classes related to emotions and relationships in the digital era.
  • Allison Doyle - Marriage and family therapist, and certified Emotionally Focused couples therapist at Bedford Family Therapy, which she co-owns. 

Further reading:

Check out the Pew Research Center's findings on online dating trends

Wired covered the impacts of technology on relationships

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