Epic Tales of Dating Matches and Mismatches


Dating in the Digital Era: Epic Tales of Matches and Mismatches

You accidentally texted a message about her TO her.

She prefers to communicate via online or texts. He craves long telephone conversations.

For years, you feigned disinterest in looking for love online. When you finally gave in, the experience left you ecstatic —for a while.

It’s no secret that the art of dating has been turned upside down in today’s world of online dating, texting and social media.

Sure, lots of singles have found their soul mates by mastering the steps of digital dating. Yet, many young and more seasoned singles recoil at the thought of any form of online dating. Fear, clumsiness, lack of confidence or shyness often feed such thoughts.

The BND Institute of Media and Culture Inc. believes that spring is the perfect time to cancel all “lonely hearts club” memberships. Share your stories about how you met your match or mismatch online on May 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Libbie Mill Libray, 2100 Libbie Lake East St. Talk to us about the good, the bad and the outrageous in a relaxed, fun-filled setting. RSVP HERE


Raymond Hawkes

Raymond Hawkes of WTVR will moderate as a panel of media and mental health experts  discuss current dating trends that will help you connect –or disconnect — with that special someone.  Our panelists include Dr. Teshana D. Henderson, LCSW, CSOTP and CEO,NDUTIME Youth & Family Services, Inc.; Janna M. Hall, Urban Views Weekly, Social Media Expert, and Heidi Wilson, Interim Chairwoman, Journalism Department, Virginia Union University.

From left: Dr. Teshana D. Henderson, Janna Hall and Heidi Wilson.

This event is free, but donations are welcome. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available thanks to our sponsors, MLH Assets and Maxamus Insurance. For more information, contact bonnienewmandavis@gmail.com