Digital Cruising




Digital Cruising

7 November 2018

New York

Added 01-Jan-1970

Romance is dead! Or is it? Since at least the 1990s, the advent of online dating platforms has triggered a sea change in how people find love and sex. But has this fundamentally changed the nature of human relationships? If so, has it been for better or for worse? What new opportunities for love and connection have online tools for dating and meeting other people opened up? And how have these changes affected gay, lesbian, trans, and queer folks in particular?

Join QX for our third discussion of 2018. We'll hear from technologists, researchers, designers, and others on how internet culture has - or hasn't - changed the nature of romance in the 21st century. Following a lively discussion by our panelists, we'll have time for Q&A and mingling. Please bring a $5 donation to support refreshments if you can!

{} Eric Silverberg, Founder, CEO, Scruff

Eric Silverberg is the founder, CEO, and technical architect of SCRUFF ( (, one of the world's largest gay dating apps. Prior to SCRUFF, Eric was a Product Manager for Google and Software Design Engineer for Microsoft. Eric has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford and MBA from MIT.

{} Lindsay Ferris, UX Researcher, OKCupid

Lindsay Ferris is a researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of technology, gender, and sexuality. Her graduate school studies at the University of Oxford focused on the experience of LGBTQ+ women online. She also has experience conducting ux research and writing white papers for a variety NGOs and funders, including The Engine Room, the Sunlight Foundation, Cadasta Foundation, Open Knowledge Foundation, and Open Society Foundations. She is currently a qualitative user researcher at OkCupid.

{} Rowan, UX Researcher, OKCupid


{} Anyone who works at or around the intersections of queer identities, technology, and user design.
{} Anyone who works in or around tech or design -- UX and UI Designers and Researchers, Engineers, PMs, Strategy, QA, Analytics, Consultants, etc.
{} Anyone with juicy stories of true love, romantic misfires, or messy mornings-after, online or off.

We will provide some light eats and beer, water, soda, etc!

$5 to support refreshments and the future of QX if possible!