Book Review: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari 

When I picked up Modern Romance, I was expecting this book to be somewhere along the lines of Aziz playing Tom Haverford. However, if I had just taken the time to read the summary of this book, I would have found out that it is actually a science-based research book that Aziz inserts his comedy.

Although this book was not what I was expecting, I'm extremely glad that I picked it up. I have the physical copy but also got the audiobook and while Aziz berates you the whole time for being lazy and listening to the book, I found it a lot easier to get through the more science-y sections of this book with his voice, impressions and comic relief. 

This book was extremely informative on modern romance across the world and Aziz really did his research. Mentioned in this book was Eli Finkel, my very first professor here at Northwestern and a professor that has been really influential in my decision to minor in psych. It was great to see and hear his input in this book.

The parts that I really enjoyed were the personal stories of people trying to figure out what it means to date in todays day and age, but also to see that wether you were married in the 40s, 60s, or today, there are pros and cons to what is deemed socially acceptable. It was great to see that it has been and probably will still be hard to find love.

I feel like I got to learn about myself and see the things I was doing in my life that make dating or looking for someone harder on myself. It was nice to get to look at myself, my community, and my generation at large from a distance and with factual support for the things that Aziz was saying.

If you are even remotely interested in learning about what the dating world it like today, I highly recommend this. Aziz makes the information really accessible and maybe you can learn a thing or two about yourself and how you approach the dating world.  

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