Hallman Lecture: Love and sex in the digital age

Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

**Please note that registration is limited. If you unable to attend the lecture due to full registration, please note that the lecture will be video recorded and made available after the event.** 

Professor Justin Garcia of Indiana University will discuss the rise of singlehood in North America, and how widespread use of technology is changing what we thought we knew about human courtship.

From online dating to sexting, technology has infiltrated all aspects of our intimate life, with implications for how relationships start and end.

Since 2010, Garcia and colleagues have partnered with the dating company Match.com to conduct Singles in America (SIA), an annual survey on romantic and sexual attitudes and behaviours of U.S. singles.

Garcia discusses how this research on singles — including contemporary dating practices, experiences with nonmonogamy, sexual behavior of single parents, romantic and sexual desires of older singles, dating attitudes of LGBT singles, and partner preferences — expands our theoretical and empirical understandings of romantic and sexual life.

Join us for his talk on September 27, 10 - 11 a.m., with reception to follow.

Justin R. Garcia

Justin Garcia.

  • Ruth Halls Endowed Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Research Director at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University
  • Affiliate faculty with the IU Network Science Institute, Cognitive Science Program, and Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Co-author, with Peter Gray, of Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior and co-editor of Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

  • Scientific Advisor to the world's largest dating company, Match.com, and a lead investigator in the Match-sponsored study Singles in America, the largest annual research study of romantic and sexual attitudes and behaviors of single adults throughout the United States

The Hallman Lecture is presented by University of Waterloo's Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, and the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.