Monday, December 5, 2016

Book Review: “Modern Romance”

Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari

Though it seems an unlikely pairing, comedian Aziz Ansari teamed up with a sociologist to explore today’s dating world. Unlike their grandparents (who dated someone who lived nearby. and if both parties seemed like decent people, quickly married, and started a family), today’s young people are seeking their soul mates, thus marrying much later in life. To complicate the matter, technology has given singles many more options. Will young people find their hearts’ desires or are thy doomed to a life of serial dating?

I read Modern Romance at the suggestion of my son, who I later found out hadn’t read it when he recommended it to me. Had I known, I probably wouldn’t have given it a chance. I’m glad I didn’t know, because this book is fascinating. It’s interesting to me to see how different generations and people in different countries approach dating, love and marriage. While Modern Romance is basically a sociology book, it’s also highly entertaining and funny.

BTW-At my suggestion, my son read Modern Romance, loved it and confirmed much of what Ansari asserts dating is like!

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