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100 1 Ansari, Aziz,|d1983-
245 10 Modern romance /|cAziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg.
264 1 New York :|bPenguin Press,|c2015.
300 277 pages :|billustrations (chiefly color) ;|c25 cm
504 Includes bibliographical references (pages -266) and
505 0 Searching for your soul mate -- The initial ask -- Online
dating -- Choice and options -- International
investigations of love -- Old issues, new forms : sexting,
cheating, snooping, and breaking up -- Settling down.
520 The acclaimed comedian teams up with a New York University
sociologist to explore the nature of modern relationships,
evaluating how technology is shaping contemporary
relationships and considering the differences between
courtships of the past and present.
520 At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to
find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of
relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with
whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now,
but it's wildly different from what people did even just
decades ago. Single people today have more romantic
options than at any point in human history. With
technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through
these options are staggering. So why are so many people
frustrated? Some of our problems are unique to our time:
"Why did this guy just text me an emoji of a pizza?"
"Should I go out with this girl even though she listed
Combos as one of her favorite snack foods? Combos?!" "My
girlfriend just got a message from some dude named Nathan.
Who's Nathan? Did he just send her a photo of his penis?
Should I check just to be sure?" But the transformation of
our romantic lives can't be explained by technology alone.
In a short period of time, the whole culture of finding
love has changed dramatically. A few decades ago, people
would find a decent person who lived in their
neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after
deciding neither party seemed like a murderer, they would
get married and soon have a kid, all by the time they were
twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend
years of their lives on a quest to find the perfect person,
a soul mate. For years, Aziz Ansari has been aiming his
comic insight at modern romance, but for this book he
decided he needed to take things to another level. He
teamed up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and
designed a massive research project, including hundreds of
interviews and focus groups conducted everywhere from
Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral
data and surveys and created their own online research
forum on Reddit, which drew thousands of messages. They
enlisted the world's leading social scientists, including
Andrew Cherlin, Eli Finkel, Helen Fisher, Sheena Iyengar,
Barry Schwartz, Sherry Turkle, and Robb Willer. The result
is unlike any social science or humor book we've seen
650 0 Man-woman relationships.
650 0 Man-woman relationships|vHumor.
650 0 Dating (Social customs)
650 0 Dating (Social customs)|vHumor.
650 0 Courtship.
650 0 Courtship|vHumor.
650 0 Dating (Social customs)|xEffect of technological
655 7 Humor.|2lcgft
700 1 Klinenberg, Eric,|eauthor.