Aziz Ansari, Helen Fisher, and others Discuss Romantic Love in Modern Times

Last June, comedian Aziz Ansari and sociologist Eric Klinenberg wrote a book together called Modern Romance.  The book discusses how technology has rapidly changed the way we view love and relationships such as breaking up over texts, emojis as ways of (mis)expressing flirtation, or that with so much choice, we keep looking for the next person that could be “the one.”

Both of them, along with anthropologist Helen Fisher, one of the founders of OKCupid,  Christian Rudder, and psychologist Eli Finkel all come together to discuss romantic love.  Where it started, where is it going, how has technology played a role, and can we learn from this.  It’s really worth watching.  My favorite part is when Aziz tries to outdo the sign language impersonator.

About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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