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By contrast, in the chapter "Steadies," Weigel suggests that a better economy favors serial monogamy.
"It was the promise of affluence [in the post-World War II era] that had made the spread of going steady possible," she writes.
Yet probably only a Millennial would compare dating to an "unpaid internship," another precarious energy investment with an uncertain outcome.
The book's central tension is between detailing change and showing commonalities over time.
She uses chapter titles such as "Tricks," "Likes" (on taste, class and personality), and "Outs" (about going out, pariahs, and new social spaces).
But she finds difference, too: "Whereas from the 1920s until at least the 1960s, there was an assumption that a series of dates would lead to sexual intimacy and emotional commitment, students today tend to put sexual activity first."Statistics, she says, don't indicate that today's students are necessarily having more sex.
But the hookup culture has mandated an ideal of emotional detachment that she rightly finds questionable.
In particular, she writes, "[t]he ways people date change with the economy."DOWNLOAD THE PRINTERS ROW APP FOR YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PRINTERS ROW LIT FESTWeigel points out that metaphors such as being "on the market" and "shopping around" reflect our competitive, capitalistic society.
What happens, though, when dating is merely window shopping? These are among the questions raised by Matteson Perry's deft comic memoir, "Available," which chronicles his year or so of dating dangerously.
So the media periodically declare, before abruptly reversing course and celebrating the proliferation of online dating apps and options.