Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Book Review: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Oh the travails of dating in today's world!
Aziz Ansari, a comedian whose work I don't know, has written a charming book in which he actually includes a lot of research to help those looking for love. Modern Romance takes a look at how people used to find love (local, people who knew those you knew) compared to now (anyone from any place).
He also addresses how our expectations have changed. We no longer want to marry just for economic and family reasons. Now, we want a soul mate.
Much of the book is common sense or to be expected. He also includes case studies of love in Japan and Argentina. But I was impressed with how practical much of the advice is. For example, Ansari details what sorts of pictures and texts get the best feedback related to online dating sites. He also shares some of his own steps in finding love.
The book is a quick read and really does a good job of describing modern romance.