How the economy shapes our love lives

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  • Published on:  Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Dating in the US has been around for 100 years and it’s always been tied to the economy.Watch our video on how the heart became ♥ to our channel! may seem like the way we date is dictated by things like love and affection but it’s actually driven by something far less romantic: the economy. Dating as we know it didn’t really start until the Industrial Revolution when young people left farms and small towns to flock to cities for work. They got jobs in factories, bars, and restaurants and being away from their families for the first time offered them the freedom to mix and match with other young people. Ever since then the way single people have gotten together has been dictated by the ups and downs of the economy in the United States. We talk to Harvard’s Moira Weigel, author of “The Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating” about how our woes about dating are nothing new, they’ve been around since people starting pairing is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out our full video catalog: Vox on Facebook: Twitter:
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  • Vox

     1 years ago

    Ever wonder how this symbol ♥ came to symbolize a heart? We made a video about it.

  • Christopher Wai

     1 years ago

    I'm sorry Dean. This is a great video, but what you say and and what the graph shows at 1:55 contradict each other. It was kinda upsetting enough that I couldn't focus on the rest of the video.

  • manasi

     1 years ago

    Should have uploaded this on Valentine's day

  • Neptunes 29

     5 months ago

    This video was recommended to me on Valentine's day


     1 years ago

    Maybe they actually intended for this video to be published on Valentines day but somebody messed up something.

  • Prince Blake

     1 years ago

    "Land holdings in the south of France" hahahahahahahah

  • Darkshaflodi

     5 months ago

    "someone from a long line of European nobility" HAHA

  • Paddy L.

     9 months ago


  • Our Founding Liars

     1 years ago

    That’s fine VOX, but how about a video explaining how the Reptilian Shapeshifters shape our economy to begin with, thus shaping our love life and initiating some form of selective breeding. Idk what I’m talking about. Keep asking questions

  • Soren

     19 days ago

    You know at this point I can't tell if y'all are joking or not

  • Soviet Loli

     11 months ago

    You're not even wrong. That's neoliberalism for you: Even social relations have to imitate capitalism.

  • Pat Ray Dagapioso

     1 years ago

    I'm cracking up with Tian!!!

  • Cecilia Alfonsa

     1 years ago

    Tian is HOT but in a mellow sorta way <3

  • onerva

     1 years ago

    he is a treasure

  • airplainchild

     1 years ago

    I just met someone on an app a few weeks ago and we hung out for the first time yesterday.He's broke, I'm broke. He's completely himself and so am I, and we really like each other. That freaking never happens.

  • Abebil3

     1 years ago

    The author is clearly enjoying her work to the fullest extent.

  • Jay Kay

     1 years ago

    "Sounds super hot".

  • AisuruMirai

     1 years ago

    Incidentally, this narrator has an extremely pleasing voice. I dunno if I'd say _he_ "sounds super hot," but I like his vox.

  • issa osama

     1 years ago

    I feel like this should have been a Valentine's Day video. Good video tho.

  • chongjunxiang3002

     1 years ago

    issa osama That would really ruin every single puppies on that day lol.

  • ilovesparky13

     1 years ago

    Lmao Tian's clip at the end tho 😂😂👏🏼👏🏼