A production of
Red roses, chilled champagne, a candlelight dinner for two. Who cares?!?
This is the 21st century. We’ve got 30 million potential dates online. We’ve got every imaginable type of pornography at our fingertips. Odds are each of us could hook up with someone new tonight.
Who needs romance?
We've turned our hearts over to software; 30 million Americans have online dating profiles. About one-fifth of all new relationships in North America start with people meeting online.
So far, the algorithms don't seem to know much more than we do, about what we're looking for.
Is this... a date?
Should I ..? Are we going to..?
A story from Marilyn Pittman.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
James Bennett says he experienced... well... something like it.
What turns you on?
Sure, there are the obvious answers: beauty, brains, braun. But human sexuality is a complicated business. Studying it is more complicated still. That was, until the internet came along.
So romance is about sex, right? By definition?
Not so, says David Jay. He founded the Asexual Visibility & Education Network.
Seduction seems like a dirty word these days. In our era of frankness, hook-ups and FWBs, why bother seducing someone?
Betsy Prioleau says charm is an endangered, misunderstood and useful art.
A story about seduction, about allegiance, about love. From Donna McNeil.
So romance is about attraction, about intimacy, and sometimes about sex.
Sometimes, it's also about love.
So now for an even larger question: what the heck is love?
Psyhchologist Barbara Fredrickson's says love is more brief - and more available - than we think it is.
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