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How Romance Blinds Us

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Society tells us that if we can just find the right person and fall in love, our lives will henceforth be filled with meaning. Laurie Essig, professor and director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, joins guest host Courtney Collins to explain why we retreat into these private relationships and how they can overshadow our contribution to the greater good. Her new book is called “Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter” (University of California Press).