Modern romance / Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Allen Lane, 2015.
ISBN: 9780241211830 9780241211830 (hbk.) :
People today have more romantic options than at any point in human history, and thanks to social media, our abilities to connect with these options are staggering. Yet we also have to face new and absurd dilemmas, such as what to think when someone doesn't reply to your text but has time to post a photo of a pizza on Instagram. But this transformation of our romantic lives cannot be explained by technology alone. Whereas once most people would find a decent person who probably lived in their neighbourhood and marry by the age of 23, today we spend years of our lives on a quest to find our soulmate. While Ansari has long aimed his comedic insight at modern relationships, here he teamed up with award-winning sociologist Eric Klinenberg to research dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to Paris, crunch the quantitative data and interview some of the world's leading social scientists.
277 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
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