Divorced and Dating in the Digital Age

Photo courtesy of <a href= 'http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/4316633344/'>Muffet</a>

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Michelle here. Still working on our Dating In the 21st C show for next week. Besides the fact that we're thinking about it, there's been a lot of discussion lately about the end of courtship and the changing face of dating and communication in the digital age. But most of the research and discussion has been focused on people in their 20s, a generation brought up on asynchronous communication, and who are often accused of not even knowing how to have a face-to- face conversation anymore.

But what if you aren't in your 20s and single? What if you're in your 30s or 40s, and you are single again after a long, long time. You were married once, and maybe you even have a kid, or two. You thought you were partnered forever. And now you find yourself single again. The world is a lot different than the last time you dated, if you ever dated at all. And yes, I'm talking about me.

I invited two other people like me to come down to the Spark studio and talk about what that experience is like. Full disclosure - we are all creative media professionals in our late 30s/early 40s, heterosexual and living in Toronto. We were all married once. The other thing we have in common? We're all roller-coaster users of online dating service OKCupid. These are our stories.


 

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