Labor of love : the invention of dating / Moira Weigel.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette||306.73 WEI (Text)||31951004136765||2nd Floor - Non-Fiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780374182533
- ISBN: 0374182531
- Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -273) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction: Dates -- Tricks -- Likes -- Outs -- School -- Steadies -- Freedom -- Niches -- Protocol -- Plans -- Help -- Afterword: Love.
|Summary, etc.:|| "It seems as though every week there's a new app available on your smartphone promising dates a plenty--just swipe right. A mate, on the other hand, is becoming harder and harder to find. The age-old quest for true love requires more effort than ever before. Let's face it: dating is work. Which, as it happens, is exactly where it began, in the 19th century--as prostitution. In Labor of Love, Moira Weigel dives into the secret history of dating while holding up a mirror to the contemporary dating landscape, revealing why we date the way we do and explaining why it feels so much like work. This isn't a guide to "getting the guy"; there are no ridiculous "rules" to follow in Labor of Love. This is a brilliant, fresh, and utterly original approach to help us understand how dating was invented and, hopefully, lead us closer to the happy ending that it promises"-- Provided by publisher.
"A brilliant and surprising investigation into why we date the way we do"-- Provided by publisher.
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|Subject:||Dating (Social customs)