Cosmo Landesman

Love in the Time of Sexting

Modern Romance: An Investigation


Allen Lane 277pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

What is so modern about modern romance? Have we really entered a Brave New Weird World of infinite dating options, instant romance and sexting? A world where the mystery of love and the chemistry of romance can be calculated and commodified by algorithms?

You might think that when it comes to love not much has really changed. After all, as the old song puts it, ‘A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh./The fundamental things apply/as time goes by.’ Technology changes, but not the heart. 

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