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Labor of love: the invention of dating

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"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"--
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subject_facetDating (Social customs)
Interpersonal relations
title_displayLabor of love : the invention of dating
title_fullLabor of Love The Invention of Dating
Labor of love : the invention of dating / Moira Weigel
Labor of love : the invention of dating [electronic resource] / Moira Weigel
title_shortLabor of love
title_subthe invention of dating
topic_facetDating (Social customs)
Family & Relationships
Interpersonal relations
Nonfiction
Sociology