Modern RomanceBook - 2015
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With humour and insight, comedian Aziz Ansari and sociologist Eric Klinenberg team up to explore the perils of dating in the 21st century.
ontherideau Jul 17, 2016
Ansari has great disdain for people who listen to audio books instead of reading text.
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But we want more than love. We want a lifelong wingman/wingwoman who completes us and can handle the truth, to mix metaphors from three different Tom Cruise movies.
Today, if you own a smartphone, you’re carrying a 24-7 singles bar in your pocket.
"Like most fedora wearers, he had a lot of inexplicable confidence."
"I don't think we thought, 'Well, there are another twelve doors or another seventeen doors or another four hundred and thirty-three doors' . . . We saw a door we wanted, and so we took it."
The most popular kind of establishment in the relationship replacement industry is the hostess club, which is basically the latest variation of a long-standing Japanese tradition where men go to a nice bar-type atmosphere and pay women to provide intimate personal service in a romantic but not explicitly sexual way. The women are like modern-day geishas: They light the men's cigarettes, serve them drinks, and listen attentively to their conversation, doing more or less what an ideal Japanese wife or girlfriend would do. Lots of men stop by these clubs after work, either alone or in groups... Women also go to host clubs, which provide the same service: outgoing men who converse and have drinks with them. Again, this does not lead to sex; it's purely for companionship. These women are basically paying to hang out with nonherbivore men for a while.
Sexual Content: references to masterbation, infidelity, open relationships, homo/hetero-sexual intercourse
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