Have you read Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari? No? Are you online dating, or dating in general using ANY technology (even texting)? Then you should get this book and read it. Seriously.
It has something for everyone. Aziz makes it relatable and funny. There is a sociologist to make it kinda nerdy with facts and figures and statistics. It talks about the history of dating, and how dating works in real life, and then moves into how its changed with technology. Question being, dies technology make dating better or worse?
It also follows the change in our culture to explain a bit why people aren’t getting married in their 20s and how dating has changed because of it. People are no longer desperate to move away from home and so marry the first person (which maybe I did). Now there is this new phase “emerging adulthood” in which guys and gals figure out all this life stuff on their own, maybe while dating, and then find love and settle down closer to 30s.
It talks a little bit about how online dating works for men and women. The mentality and the motivation. Plus, I love that he calls men “bozos”.
I read it for the first time last year. I’m planning to read it again this month, I may even buy it.
So my question to you – Who’s in for a dating/daters book club? Who wants to read this book with me? I promise its not that long, and reads quickly. You can even supplement with Aziz Ansaris comedy specials – or Master of None on Netflix.