Options And Choices In Modern Romance By Aziz Ansari

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The Digital age has given us more options and choices, but are those options and choices helping us? Over the years dating strategies have dramatically changed. Most people are trying to find their romantic partner and someone that will fit with their personality. It is not easy for most people to go and find their perfect match. In today 's society, technology has given people more opportunities to communicate with each other. There are so many dating apps, which people use to date and to search for their romantic partner. In Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, which details a research project about the new dating strategies, Ansari compares the old ways of dating to the new methods of dating. The book details that the digital age has given us …show more content…
Ansari claims, "those from religion and traditional families are literally prohibited from casual dating" (121). As we know that not all religions allow dating and in some religious contexts men and women are not even allow to talk or meet until they get married. In the past, people had less choices and options for dating and some didn 't have any, which restricted them from having freedom to communicate with their opposite sex. But today, we have more choices and options, which gives us the freedom to be open and gives us the right to choose the "best" from all of our options. For example, we have social media today that allow us to explore the world and allows us to communicate with new people each day. One of the biggest option social media gives us is to be able to date online. In other words, we have online dating, which allows us to communicate through an app. Now, there are many different dating apps out there for people to use and many people are using those to find a mate. Today, people with religion that don 't allow them to date have the biggest opportunity and the freedom to date because of Online dating, it provides privacy and a new way of viewing dating. Through online dating men are able to interact with women and women are able to interact with men, by this they will be able to find someone that fits in their personality. Ansari also claims, marriages in Qatar are arranged and young …show more content…
According to Ansari, “Asking someone out on a date is a simple task that frequently becomes a terrifying conundrum of fear, and anxiety. It’s full of tough decisions” (33). It is a reality that some people simply have a harder time than others to meet people and ask them out for a date. Having a hard time meeting someone does not mean that there is something wrong with a person, it’s just that they are afraid that they will get rejected. That’s is why today we have online dating that helps us to ask people out on a date, where if you even get rejected you simply won’t care because there are more profiles you could pick your next date from. Ansari tells us about his research in Japan, he tells us, men in japan are probably not comfortable around women in general and 50% of the single guys don’t have friends of opposite sex (160-161). Most people in japan, don’t have any opposite sex friends, which stops them from asking a girl out because they don’t feel comfortable around them and some men don’t ask becuase they have fear that they might get rejected, However, most people might never be able to ask a girl out, if they didn’t have more choices, like online dating. Where some people are good asking a girl out in person, others feel better and comfortable dating online. Online dating gives people a privacy and a comfortable zone , where two people communicate with each other and

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