The Love Gap by Jenna Birch

01/28/2021

I stumbled onto The Love Gap while perusing a Little Free Library in a neighborhood of Asheville, Oregon. Its title caught my eye, as did the backcover speel, so I took the book home.  It was an interesting, fast read.

What's cool about Jenna Birch's book

She combines her own reflections with journalistic prowess to get at what the f*!% is going on in today's dating scene.

Her scope is admittedly narrow, and the book focuses on heterosexual cisgender folks who aim for monogamous romantic partnerships and says very little about racial/cultural influences. But she synthesizes a bunch of actual research and theories on interpersonal relationships and presents it all in an easy-to-digest fashion.

Plus, the book naturally gets into all the juicy aspects of navigating the dating scene and how people communicate desire.

If you're looking for something fresh and recent, check it out.