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What Was The Date?

Tonight join The New Inquiry at The Kitchen to celebrate the release of our 13th issue: <3. With men, courtship, and dating all ending at the hands of sexts and OKCupid, we’ve assembled a panel with some of New York’s top romance experts, online and off. They’ll be discussing the intersection of love and technology, affection in the age of algorithms, and sex. Lots about sex.

The panel features:

Max Fox is an editor at The New Inquiry and the author of “Cruise Control,” an essay about the gay dating app Grindr.

Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a strategist at Purpose a social innovation and creative agency and the executive editor of Feministing. She’s also author of the book, Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life an intervention to mainstream dating and romance narratives.

Mandy Stadtmiller is the deputy editor of xojane.

Mike Thomsen is a writer in New York. His work has appeared in The New Inquiry, The Atlantic,The Believer, Bookforum, and The Daily Beast. He’s author of the sex memoir Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men.

Emily Witt is writing a book about female sexuality. She has written for n+1, The London Review of Books, New York Magazine, and The New Republic.

And will be moderated by:

Adrian Chen is an editor at The New Inquiry and a staff writer at Gawker. He’s the author of “Unmasking Reddit’s Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web.”

We’ll get started at 7 pm with doors at 6:30. The panel is free and there will even be some complimentary wine. Afterwards we’ll head to a bar to be announced for more drinks and more conversation.

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