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How has the Online Dating Game Changed?

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So you're single and living in Los Angeles. The good news is you're not alone. Better yet, you're fully armed with to-dos and a wealth of tips 'n' tricks as a regular LAist reader.

But how will you score a date to make it all happen? What's the best way to narrow down the playing field to include the most compatible, intriguing, ideal match who will inevitably want you just as bad as you want them? How will you find the IRL chemistry that warrants a second and third date. Where's that ideal other half to take it to the next level with, to see LA through a new set of eyes?

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Are there even any "rules" anymore?

This Thursday night in Manhattan Beach we'll hear what the online dating game was, is, and what it can be from five distinct points of view. From shameless social media oversharing to sexting, twittercrushes and swingers socials, there's another world of possibilities for all you disgruntled JDaters and eHarmonists.

Panelists for the discussion include relationship expert Liz H. Kelly, The Cyber-Dating Expert™ Julie Spira, dating coach Evan Marc Katz, digital debauchette A.V. Flox, and social media maven Linda Sherman.

Thursday, January 14 7-10p.m. // 304 12th St, Manhattan Beach CA // presented by Social Media Club LA.