Self-help books give bizarre advice. Men like to hunt animals, so women should act like prey. (We think this means wearing camo and fleeing if spotted.) If a woman finds a man sexually attractive right away, he is dangerous, and she should stop seeing him. For all their tips and tricks, these guides make opposite-sex love sound pretty hopeless. But straight people, fear not, this week, we talk to Mari Ruti who skewers the self-help perspective in her new book, The Case for Falling in Love.
Music this week by
Fox in the Henhouse – “Fears”
El Capitan – “Happy All The Time”
The Promise Ring – “Best Looking Boys”
Sean Hayes – “When We Fall In”