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Book Club 6: Modern Romance

 Welcome to the newest edition of The Girl Next Door Book Club! If you're listening, then you're in the book club, and the great thing about a virtual book club is if you haven't read the book yet, you can wait to listen whenever you're finished. This episode is entirely dedicated to discussing Aziz Ansari's book, Modern Romance.

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As always we each gave our overall grade and impressions of the book, and then discussed some relevant relationship topics brought up in the book. It's an interesting mix of social science and humor, and left us with lots to think about. Tell us what you thought!

4 responses to “Book Club 6: Modern Romance”

  1. I laughed when you guys were talking about Tinder. I never used it when I was single because it just wasn’t around then, but I love when my friends let me check out theirs. It’s fun to see people’s photos and swipe left or right; it feels like a game! I also feel superficial… but I guess it’s meant to be fun?

  2. I’ve got to find someone who will let me see theirs. And yes, I think it is supposed to make it feel like a game, for better or worse!

  3. Finally got the book from the library last week and listened to your take on it during my Sunday morning workout. Once I understood the tone, I loved the book. At first I thought it was going to be more humor/essays a la Yes, Please and Bossypants, but then I realized it was a more serious sociological inquiry. As someone who married young and before social media took over the world, it was fascinating to think about what it would be like to be dating today. I kept thinking about how my husband would handle this landscape: the man who only started texting about six months ago, can’t receive group or picture texts (including emojis), and doesn’t have a smartphone. We just finished watching Master of None last month and I could see how everything Ansari was researching impacted the storylines in that series. Overall, great pick!

  4. Awesome, so glad you liked it! Yes, it’s hard to imagine being in the dating game now and navigating all that – I can only imagine what it will be like for our kids! But I suppose every generation thinks that!

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