Book: Modern Romance

Originally Published: June 14, 2016

By Aziz Ansari

Do you ever wish you could go back to a time before online dating was a thing?

Comedian Aziz Ansari takes an in-depth look at what it is like to date with modern technology versus what it was like when his parents were dating without technology. It struck me at the beginning when he mentions previous generations knowing whom they’d date because they lived down the street compared to now having a million people at our fingertips.

What I thought would be an extremely funny book, turned out to be less funny and more informative. Ansari did his research in preparation for this. He ran focus groups, watched TED Talks, and cites many academic papers. I felt like I was reading something for grad school research.

Final say: If only it had a few more laughs… ★★★☆☆

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