Are dating applications turning us into emotionless cyborgs?

Pride House, Wed 3 Aug 2:00 PM–2:45 PM

Are dating applications turning us into emotionless cyborgs?
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Dating applications have revolutionized the way that LGBTQ individuals meet. Simultaneously, studies show that they drain the LGBTQ community of other ways to meet. In this panel, two researchers discuss how dating apps have changed the lives of LGBTQ individuals and how it can affect newly arrived migrants.

Newly arrived LGBTQ migrants often lack nuclear family and social networks that can aid them socially, economically and emotionally. Like other internal migrants, they seek likeminded individuals through dating applications to build up their networks. While they histircally would have been forced to move to larger cities where there were bars, clubs, cafees, they can now find likeminded all over Sweden. But what disadvantages comes from using dating apps? During this panel Daniel Hedlund, associate professor in Legal Sociology at Stockholm University, and Thomas Wimark, associate professor in Human Geography at Uppsala University, discuss how dating applications affect our lives using their latest research.

The moderator for the panel is Josef Mensah from Rainbow Refugees Sweden.


Date/time: Wed 3 Aug 2:00 PM–2:45 PM
Location: Pride House (C18, Plan 2)
Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, 118 60 Stockholm
Metro station/bus stop: T-Skanstull
Price: Pride House: Festivalbiljett 600kr, Dagbiljett House 100 kr Köp biljett
Language: English
Type/category: Debate/panel discussion
Organizer: Rainbow Refugees Sweden
Read more: www.rainbowrefugees.se

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