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The Swipe Hype: Episode 2

TICKETS HERE - £12 early bird / £15 on the door

A modern-day salon, where we discuss dating apps and the fresh new anxieties they bring.

While online dating offers romantic promise, it has a dark underbelly; tedious opening lines, fake identities, disappearing acts, bigotry, cruel jokes and heartache. The Swipe Hype hopes to demystify this world, debunk myths and more.

In each episode co-hosts Bombom and Lola Blackheart curate a discussion around a different aspect of online dating. Speakers are brought in to share their experiences and fuel a spirited, candid discussion.

What to expect

A varied range of perspectives…

Speaker 1: Activist and author Charlie Craggs will discuss the dilemmas of dating as a trans girl

Speaker 2: Xan Pedisich, from Women's Erotic Emporium Sh! will discuss polyamory, and what it's like to date when one single partner isn't the end goal

Speaker 3: Benno Spencer will discuss how he gave up the life of a city banker to develop a dating app

Expect a judgement free environment designed to encourage debate, as we try to make sense of love, intimacy, sex and relationships.

Your ticket includes drinks to help fuel the conversation courtesy of Type, and a cheeky little discount to shop at erotic emporium Sh! (you will recieve this via email).

Who should attend?

If you’re interest in the sociology of love and lust then this one’s for you! We welcome experienced swipers, sceptics that reluctantly dabble in dating and even those who have never used dating apps but are itching to know what the fuss is about.

The Hosts

Bombom is on the editorial team at Creative Review magazine. She's spent two years studying the impact of social media on identity at Goldsmiths University // Lola Blackheart is the co-creator of Evening Standard's recommended speed dating night, Single Cylinders, and Events & Marketing Manager at Studio 7 Shoreditch and Acrylicize.

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