Good thing about having a 7-hour layover in Taipei? I finally got around to editing the video from my panel on online dating. I’m actually surprised that I managed to compress an hour’s worth of raw footage to a little over 14 minutes. But even then I knew you guys wouldn’t sit through the whole thing, so I have broken it down by questions we addressed. So you can just skip right to whatever topic tickles your mouse.
00:42 Introduction of Violet Blue, sex/tech expert
01:14 Introduction of Oscar Raymundo, gay columnist
01:40 Introduction of Jesse Starlight, dating coach
02:24 Introduction of Nick Abramovic, OKCupid’s chief strategy officer
03:50 Should I Google someone I’m interested in?
04:45 Are there major differences between straight dating and gay dating?
06:15 What is Grindr?
06:30 Are 90% of singles going out on a Friday night looking for a one night stand?
06:53 Does “Girls Night Out” really exist?
07:14 Should I be worried about my privacy?
08:41 What is the ideal OKCupid profile?
10:30 What are some of the best dating sites for single people in San Francisco?
11:54 How to deal with an online stalker?
12:55 Questions from the audience!
Also I had a pretty brilliant moment at the 9-minute mark. And jump right to the 11:30-minute mark to hear me reveal which is the best site for dudes looking for dudes ;P
And just in case you missed my introduction which drew cheers from the audience (a.k.a. all my friends), here you go: Oscar Raymundo created the pioneering “HomoTech” column, exploring the influence of technology and social media in the gay community. Today he is a tech correspondent for Rolling Stone. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Newsweek and Queerty.com. He is currently working on a futuristic gay love novel, Confessions of a Boy Toy.