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001    ocn894026164 
003    OCoLC 
005    20150708163525.0 
008    141029s2015    nyua   e b    001 0 eng d 
020    1594206279|q(hardcover) 
020    9781594206276|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)894026164 
049    GWVA 
050 14 HQ801|b.A595 2015 
082 04 646.770207|223 
082 04 306.7/0207|223 
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 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-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 
       innovations on. 
655  7 Humor.|2lcgft 
700 1  Klinenberg, Eric,|eauthor. 
914    MID.b24259986 
994    02|bGWV 

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