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But the best thing? Chapter 5 - International Investigations of Love ...
19 July 2015
INCONSEQUENTIAL MUSINGS FROM AN INSATIABLE READER
DISCLAIMER **This is not a proper review, just thoughts***
Read if: you are a woman in her 20s, 30s, 40s…actually any woman of any age who is trying to navigate the maze of online dating, or dating in the 21st century in general.
And any man who thinks he knows how to woo a lady online…trust me, you are probably doing it wrong. This book is for you gents.
Highlights: Asari has actually got some legit research behind this book - this is not just some comedians attempt to satire dating in an online universe. In conjunction with a sociologist, they have conducted interviews and focus groups in various locales around the globe, as well as pulling some interesting data from websites such as Tinder and match.com
I found quite a lot of the topics discussed quite thought-provoking. The concept of “emerging adulthood” was a new one for me, but explains a lot about the increasing average age of people engaging in marriage. The shift between companionate to soul mate marriage was also interestingly explained and discussed.
But the best thing? Chapter 5 - International Investigations of Love - in particular, the review of the dating scene in Japan. Wow. Just, wow.
Lowlights: Personally, I find Aziz’ humour more miss than hit. Then again, I wasn’t reading the book for his quips, more for the outcomes of the actual research. To be honest, this book left me wanting more. I feel like he could have gone deeper with the information he had, and possibly made some more interesting conclusions. Perhaps in the hands of someone else, this book could have been more?