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The United States of Dating
Produced by: Gemma Hooley
A producer's quest for real stories of how people meet each other in the current dating environment, and how they negotiate their dating relationships. Along the way, we'll hear from matchmakers, relationship experts and common-or-garden daters. We'll explore how the written word still rules romance and dating etiquette -- from staccato text-message shorthand to classified ads, postcards and email. We'll meet the Dating Coach who advises clients on putting their best face forward; New York City's own cupid cab driver who tries his hand at amateur matchmaking in Manhattan gridlock; a political activist who runs a booming online dating service for like-minded lefties (motto: "take action, get action"); and a woman who blogs her private dating activities in a public online diary... with some surprising results. This program airs as part of our special international collaboration, Global Perspectives: Romance Series.

Program Credits

The United States of Dating was produced by Gemma Hooley, with special thanks to Chris Nelson for engineering assistance. The editor was Sora Newman, the show was mixed by Jared Weissbrot. The show originally aired as part of our international collaboration series, Global Perspectives on Romance.


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SMART Man Hunting: How to Get Out There, Get Dates, and Get Mr. Right!
Dating Coach Liz H. Kelly's book and coaching information.
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Act for Love
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The Etiquette of Dating
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Matchbook: The Diary of a Modern-Day Matchmaker
by: Samantha Daniels 2005
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The Good Dating Guide: The Do's and Don'ts of Dating
by: Hillie Marshall 1998
One of England's foremost professional matchmakers reveals her rules for dating after solving thousands of people's dating woes.

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