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Is Dating Dead? with Author Moira Weigel

  • Commonwealth Club 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Moira Weigel, Author, Labor of Love:The Invention of Dating
Amanda Bradford, Founder and CEO, The League

"All humans long for others with whom to share our lives,” says Moira Weigel, Ph.D.

Weigel's book Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating takes a deep dive into the practices of dating and mating from the era of courtships and arranged marriages to the current widespread use of dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OKCupid by those looking for love.

Daters today often ask “Is dating dead? What happened to chivalry and romance?” Moira instead asks, “What’s the history of dating? Has it been ruined by modern problems? Has it always been complicated?”

Join Moira for a look at the history of dating—from courtship and calling cards to online dating and delayed marriage. Bring a date (we promise there will be plenty to discuss afterward!), come solo or invite friends. Who knows who you’ll meet!