I n his stand-up show, Aziz Ansari does a bit about meeting "some dumb guy at a party" who has a three-year-old son. Later, he overhears the same man proclaiming to a crowd that he's tried to have sex with a bowl of macaroni cheese. Be nice to people! Do good in school!
Your purchase helps support NPR programming. In his stand-up, Aziz Ansari often talks about dating. And while he's now happily in a relationship, he's still fascinated with how people find each other — so fascinated, in fact, that he wrote a book about it called Modern Romance. That meant teaming up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg, pouring over studies and data, and conducting focus groups from online forums to retirement homes. One big question Ansari wanted to answer was why — despite the millions of profiles on OkCupid, Match, Tinder and the like — people still struggle to find The One, or at least someone who will return their text messages.
The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: 2 Views On Aziz Ansari
Comedian Aziz Ansari kicked off his new Netflix stand-up special by acknowledging the elephant in the room: His sexual misconduct scandal that largely pushed him out of the spotlight. After the story was published, Ansari publicly apologized for the incident. She wanted to go slow; he wanted to go fast.
You might be asking yourself: Why should we trust an actor to give us serious love advice? Well, Ansari joined forces with NYU professor of sociology Eric Klinenberg, PhD , to spend three years conducting hundreds of interviews and focus groups around the world on the topic of romance. Together, they analyzed behavioral data and research, enlisted the help of leading social scientists, and created an online research forum on Reddit to tap into the minds of daters.