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Labor of love : the invention of dating / Moira Weigel.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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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 -
Whiting PL - Whiting 306.73 W427 (Text) 51735011762217 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374182533
  • ISBN: 0374182531
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-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.
Subject: Dating (Social customs)
Interpersonal relations.

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