Ansari blends his usual zaniness with surprisingly sharp observations as he seeks answers to questions about love that are unique to the Internet age.
In the midst of describing a study on what makes for an effective profile picture, for example, Ansari concludes, "Based on these data, the answers are clear: If you are a woman, take a high-angle selfie, with cleavage, while you’re underwater near some buried treasure." The book's biggest triumph is its unexpected comprehensiveness.
Aziz Ansari just explained to me why that girl from the Northwestern movie premiere didn’t text me back, and this alone might make his print debut Modern Romance worth a read—besides that it’s funny, thoughtful, and genuinely valuable, a scientific journal disguised as a book of laughs.
I had chatted up this girl at a student film event, felt like we had hit it off, and scored her number.
I never heard back, and when I entered What-Do-I-Have-To-Lose Mode and called her number a few days later, the silence continued. The revelation of my own first-contact ineptitude sucked for about fifteen seconds, but Ansari let me down gently.Follow their steps, and your next first date will go great! Posturing some “better” version of whom you’d like to present is misleading to your date and sets the wrong tone for future interactions.p .main-container #login input[type=text], .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login input[type=text] .main-container #login input[type=password] .main-container #login div .main-container .remember-forgot .main-container .main-container .main-container #login div label .main-container button .main-container #social .main-container #social span .main-container #social span.facebook .main-container #social span.google .main-container #social span.twitter .main-container #social span.yahoo .main-container .main-container .First dates are often boring, awkward, unexciting, and even torturous to many men.Guys build up the occasion in their mind for days or weeks beforehand, only to be severely let down after the fact.