A book review of Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg. Post may contain affiliate links.
Note - This review is for the audio version. When I decided to read Modern Romanceby Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg, I thought that it was going to be silly little comedy sketches and stories about modern romance. That is what you would expect from a non-fiction book written by a comedian. However, if you look at the authors, you’ll see one is a comedian and the other is a social scientist.
The book manages to be both funny and informative. It is a discussion on the state of romance today and how it has changed from the past. As someone who has been married for 28 years, I admit that I would be terrified trying to date into today’s social media filled dating.
It is a fascinating read (or in my case, listen to). As you would imagine dating and marriage has changed a lot. If you look at just the changes in where people meet the person they marry - it started out with most people marrying someone that lived in their neighborhood, then that expanded to someone they met in college, then onto someone they met at work, to today - where the possibilities seem endless. The world is your dating oyster so to speak.
He covers everything from dating, sexting, and online dating sites. Lots of information is provided from scientific studies to less formal reddit groups. All presented in a humorous way.
Interesting and funny - just how I like my non-fiction.