Modern Romance

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06Now a New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth search for the pleasures and perils of modern romance from of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices

At some point in time, most of us embarks over a journey to locate love. We meet people, date, enter and outside of relationships, by using the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly completely different from what people did just decades ago. Single people today acquire more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to get in touch with and examine these option is staggering. So why a large number of people frustrated?

Some of the problems are unique to time. “Why did this person just text me an emoji of your pizza?” “Should I go out with this girl though she listed Combos as one of her favorite snack food items? Combos?!” “My girlfriend just became a message from some dude named Nathan. Who’s Nathan? Did he just send her an image of his penis? Should I check in order to be sure?”

But the transformation of the romantic lives can’t be explained by technology alone. In a short time period, the entire culture of finding love is different dramatically. A few decades ago, people would discover a decent one that lived within their neighborhood. Their families would meet and, after deciding neither party sounded like a murderer, they can get married and very quickly have a kid, by the time these people were twenty-four. Today, people marry later than ever and spend numerous years of their lives on the quest to get the perfect person, a soul mates.

For years, Aziz Ansari continues to be aiming his comic insight at modern romance, however for Modern Romance, the ebook, he decided he had to take things completely to another level. He partnered with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg and created a massive study, including numerous interviews while keeping your focus groups conducted everywhere from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Wichita. They analyzed behavioral data and surveys and created their unique online research forum on Reddit, which drew a large number 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 before.

In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science to offer us an amazing tour of our own new romantic world.

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