The Labor of Love and the Rules of Dating

Dating “often feels like the worst, most precarious form of contemporary labor: an unpaid internship,” Moira Weigel writes in her new book, “Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.” Join us for a fun episode as we discover the pursuits of love, how modern-day dating rituals have evolved, the three most common dating mistakes, and more!

Moira Weigel

Moira Weigel

Moria Weigel is Brooklyn born now living in San Francisco and got married while writing her book. She is Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature and Film and Media at Yale. She writes about gender, media, and culture. She earned a BA at Harvard and an M. Phil at Cambridge University, where she was the Harvard Scholar in residence at Emmanuel College, and worked as an assistant editor at Harper’s Magazine. Her academic interests revolve around the intersections of film, literature, and philosophy during the long twentieth century.

In “Labor of Love” she argues that the various courtship rituals of the past hundred-odd years have reflected the labor-market conditions of their day.

Learn more and buy her book at http://www.moiraweigel.com/press.html

Monica Parikh

Monica Parikh

Monica Parikh is a dating coach and the founder of School of Love NYC. “When you give off positive, happy vibes every day (and are open to talking to strangers), you have a much better shot at attracting a great person in real-time,” she says. “Plus, you have the added benefit of "reading" their energy — so you don't waste time on creepy weirdos.” Learn more at http://www.schooloflovenyc.com/blog/

She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Cornell Law School and writes on dating and attraction principles with positive psychology and spiritual truths. Her work has been featured in Marie Claire Magazine, The New York Post, The Jenny McCarthy Show on Sirius XM radio, and in Stella UK. She has three books available for sale on her website and a fourth coming out this year called "Heartbreak Breakthrough"—a book based on her own experience that teaches others how to use divorce as the first step towards a happier and more inspiring life.