A 2021 ‘BOOK TO LOOK OUT FOR’ – THE INDEPENDENT
‘A mouthpiece for our anxieties and a tonic for our hearts.’ Charly Cox
‘Funny and honest.’ Pandora Sykes
‘Offers readers of all stripes and ages a great overview of relationships in the digital era’. Matt Haig
In Millennial Love journalist Olivia Petter explores the questions, quirks and anxieties that consume the contemporary dating landscape.
Olivia scrutinises the myths surrounding modern romance and asks why, despite having endless technology designed to aid communication, it’s harder to meet someone now than ever before.
The book is based on the Independent’s chart-topping podcast of the same name and expands on some of the issues discussed on the show, including why contraception is a feminist issue, how dating apps have altered our understanding of attraction, and how ‘Love Island’ became the unlikely lens through which the consequences of so many of these things were exposed.
Other topics covered include read receipt anxiety, why we need to rethink our relationship with porn, and the significance of ‘sliding into someone’s DMs’.
By combining memoir with social commentary and insights from former podcast guests, including Munroe Bergdorf, Elizabeth Day and Lisa Taddeo, Millennial Love is an essential handbook on what it means to love today.
Reviews of Millennial Love
- ‘…a riveting guide to the quirks and anxieties around the modern dating landscape.’ THE INDEPENDENT
- ‘A mouthpiece for our anxieties and a tonic for our hearts, Petter perfectly dissects why we’re not insane when it comes to love, the realities are their own madness.’ CHARLY COX
- ‘Funny and honest.’ PANDORA SYKES
- ‘Olivia Petter is a great journalist and a sharp-eyed chronicler of modern life and offers readers of all stripes and ages a great overview of relationships in the digital era’. MATT HAIG