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:


  • Vox
    Vox  a years ago +181

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

  • manasi
    manasi  a years ago +892

    Should have uploaded this on Valentine's day

  • Prince Blake
    Prince Blake  a years ago +491

    "Land holdings in the south of France" hahahahahahahah

  • Pat Ray Dagapioso
    Pat Ray Dagapioso  a years ago +343

    I'm cracking up with Tian!!!

  • Abebil3
    Abebil3  a years ago +163

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

  • Jay Kay
    Jay Kay  a years ago +268

    "Sounds super hot".

  • airplainchild
    airplainchild  a years ago +62

    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.

  • Our Founding Liars
    Our Founding Liars  a years ago +557

    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

  • issa osama
    issa osama  a years ago +139

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

  • ilovesparky13
    ilovesparky13  a years ago +59

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

  • Zachary Bell
    Zachary Bell  a years ago +141

    5:26 Don't miss best part

  • FrenchMajesty
    FrenchMajesty  a years ago +19

    I was expecting a video talking about how the economy shapes our love lives but it was more about technological innovation.

  • bastet469
    bastet469  a years ago +21

    Apps like Grinder & Tinder should be categorized as hook-up apps not dating apps.😆😆😆

    GEMOTO  a years ago +83

    It's cute that they think I have a love life.

  • 天吉Mark
    天吉Mark  a years ago +66

    wish me luck! i got a date tomorrow... it's with 23 February 2018

  • chico
    chico  a years ago +204

    She graduated with lil pump? Damm I didn’t know that.

  • Feynstein 100
    Feynstein 100  a years ago +381

    And on the flipside, we've got otakus and incels on reddit. Technology is amazing. :)

  • Lorenzo
    Lorenzo  a years ago +130

    I've always thought the name grindr was inspired by tinder but as it turns out the gays set the trends! 🏳️‍🌈

  • Science with Katie
    Science with Katie  a years ago +345

    Dating definitely sucks 🤦🏻‍♀️I love these videos, they're always so well done!

  • Aykut
    Aykut  a years ago +30

    It doesnt "seem like the worst time to be alive & single". It seems like the best time so far. People are connecting & staying connected, in ways our ancestors were unfortunately deprived of. You should be grateful