The Relationships Online panel took place on Saturday at Summer in the City 2015. It featured three couples: Bry and Candice, Vinny and Luke, and Tom Burns and Jamie Jo. It was chaired by Hannah Witton.
The topics covered included why they chose to make videos online, and what they would and wouldn’t share with their subscribers. The panel was in Panel Room C and was well-attended.
Hannah‘s first question for the couples was how they decided to begin collaborating. Vinny and Luke collaborate on their channel V-squared, and Bry and Candice also share a channel.
Bry said, “It’s a weird thing to say to the girl your going out with, ‘Should we collaborate on YouTube?'”
Candice said, “It just happened quite naturally. You spend a lot of time with someone and you spend a lot of time making YouTube videos so eventually the two things combine.”
Hannah then asked the couples how they decide the boundaries between their online and offline lives, and if there is anything they wouldn’t share online. Luke’s response was “‘Who is top or bottom?’… Vinny’s classic response was always that we don’t have bunk beds.”
Candice and Bry also added that as Bry’s parents watch their channel, they don’t include anything they wouldn’t want them to know.
Hannah then brought up the #relationshipgoals hashtag. Candice said, “It creates pressure for the people in the relationship, it creates pressure for teenagers not in a relationship… relationships aren’t for everyone.”
At the end a couple of the audience members asked the panel how they deal with the scrutiny they’re under. Vinny talked about sharing romantic moments and then feeling like they needed to create a video about it. He said: “Sometimes you have to just take a step back and realise it is your life.”
Photo by: Nathan Li
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