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Labor of Love

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From Match.com to Tinder, there are all kinds of ways single people meet each other in today’s tech-driven world. It was a whole lot simpler and, some would say, better just a generation ago – what happened to meeting someone and asking them to dinner? According to scholar Moira Weigel, this is nothing new. As dating has changed throughout American history, people have questioned matchmaking practices. Weigel joins us Friday to explore the transformation of dating. Her book is called Labor of Love.

Moira Weigel is a Comparative Literature PhD candidate at Yale University examining film, media theory, and gender. She has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Wall Street Journal among other publications. Her new book is called Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating [Amazon|Indiebound].