2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

How Douchebags Ruined Dating

#sxsw #DatingDBs

Online dating has become the #1 most common way that people meet their romantic partners. Yet the typical online dating experience is - for most people - painful. Women get too many spammy messages ("hey sexy" is a classic) and tune out. Meanwhile, nice guys can't get through the noise.
This presentation is an exploration of the ways that douchebags have ruined online dating for the rest of us - and what we can do about it! We'll conclude with Q&A from the audience & tips from Elissa on how to have an awesome experience meeting people online.



Elissa Shevinsky


Glimpse Labs

Elissa Shevinsky is CEO and founder of MakeOut Labs. She is known for building the first sexuality slider & first spam filter in online dating. Her dating site - JSpot - featured options like "I'm a douchebag, save us the trouble." More recently Shevinsky has been building apps designed to help both men and women have a more civilized experience meeting each other online. Shevinsky loves bourbon, first dates and saying ridiculous things on Twitter.

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