Publisher description for Modern romance / Aziz Ansari with Eric Klinenberg.


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Now a New York Times Bestseller

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the_pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation's sharpest comedic voices


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 Modern_Romance, the 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 before.

In Modern Romance, Ansari combines his_irreverent humor with cutting-edge social science_to give us an unforgettable tour of our new_romantic world.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Man-woman relationships.
Man-woman relationships -- Humor.
Dating (Social customs)
Dating (Social customs) -- Humor.
Courtship.
Courtship -- Humor.
Dating (Social customs) -- Effect of technological innovations on.
Courtship. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00881873
Dating (Social customs) -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00888094
Man-woman relationships. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01007080