Modern Romance

A funny and scholarly examination of the 24-hour romance cycle. (2015.6)


关于本书 About the book

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.

本书金句 Key insights

● Planes, trains and smartphones have allowed to us to form and maintain serious relationships with people in other cities, states, countries or even continents.

● People look for something deeper than that nowadays. We’ve also let go of traditional rules about gender.

● That may sound ideal, but it’s a lot to expect from just one person – especially when they’re expecting the same of you!

● Use Tinder and similar apps just to make appointments to meet in person.

● Humans are complex creatures; it can take a while to get an accurate reading of one.