The Curious History of Dating by Nichi Hodgson

The Curious History of Dating

'A new approach to romance... The heroines of Regency novels could teach today's young women a trick or two' Sunday TimesDating has never been easy. The road to true love has always been rutted with heartbreak, but do we have it any easier today? How did Victorians 'come out'? How did love blossom in war-torn Europe? And why did 80s video-dating never take off?Bursting with little-known facts and tantalizing tales of lovelorn men and besotted wom...

Details The Curious History of Dating

TitleThe Curious History of Dating
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
GenreNonfiction, History, Social Science, Relationships

Reviews The Curious History of Dating

  • Kate
    Humorous but lots of editing errors.
  • Dna
    I love a good microhistory, but this was just boring and I never felt compelled to pick it back up after a break and keep reading. On to other books.
  • Richard Butchins
    A fascinating insight into dating/mating rituals in the West (primarily the UK). It's a history book and packed with interesting and revealing detail. The author has a breezy and accessible style and makes the subject both compelling and amusing. This would be a great gift or even a good beach read (for those of you that hang about in a horizontal fashion on sand).
  • Kristi Sawyer
    I really enjoyed this! The POPSugar challenge required me to read a microhistory, and I am glad I chose this one! This gave me a good journey through history in general, looking at social attitudes and leadership, with a specific focus on relationships and dating. It is humorously written and engaging to read.
  • LC
    Insightful and frightfully amusing. As the author is British, the book has a basis in the culture of her own country. Would love to read similar equivalents of other countries around the world.
  • jenice
    very informative, but kind of dull. i wish the author would have added more of their personality into the writing