The Null Device

Love in the Time of Marketing: The inimitable Polly Esther (who, it appears, has a blog of sorts) sets her sights on the phenomenon of online dating, and the streamlining of the sexual marketplace into the age of brands. And then there are gems of cynical insight such as:

Strange how easy and familiar this process is to us; but then, most relationships are at least 30 percent imagination. Without a fantasy-driven notion of themselves as a pair, most couples' relationships would collapse under the weight of years of compromise and self-sacrifice.

(via Plastic)

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