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Aziz Ansari on Modern Romance: It's easier to meet, harder to connect

What would you do with the raw emotion of romantic rejection? Aziz Ansari wrote a book.
Aziz Ansari is an actor, comedian and now a quasi-expert on love in the age of texting. (Penguin Press)

What would you do with the raw emotion of romantic rejection? Aziz Ansari wrote a book. 

Part research, part rant, Modern Romance — co-written by sociologist Eric Klinenberg — is a surprisingly thorough exploration of love in the time of Tinder. The comic and Parks and Recreation star joins Shad to walk through hard-earned lessons and extended metaphors. How is dating like buying jam? How is falling in love like boiling water? 

Crazy idea, singles: allow things to heat up slowly. (Penguin Press/CBC)

WEB EXTRA | Watch Ansari's 80s style book trailer. We apologize in advance for the haircuts. 

Plus Ansari's take on what proposals would sound like if the institution of marriage didn't exist. 

 

q: Do you agree that this generation of daters is horrible at analyzing choices and too quick to move on? 

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