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Love: a Night or a Lifetime?
In days gone by, as we all know, there was nothing harder than looking for love – except perhaps finding it! Nowadays, dating seems as straightforward as car sharing – so why is it that so many people are still on their own? In these stories Ursula März explores every corner of the modern market for romance and wonders whether
our ideal of love has changed beyond recognition.
Manfred Hügel is normally only interested in skinny girls who weigh less than sixty kilos – but the architect sent to him by the extra-marital affairs dating agency clearly weighs much more. So why is he more content then ever? Is she the exception that proves the rule? Gerlinde Wagner is a pensioner trying to keep her loneliness at bay by smothering it under a blanket of established routines. Then she meets Rudi via an online dating site and rediscovers her own city in his company. The only problem is that Rudi is almost thirty years her junior …
Ursula März homes in close on her characters, pinpointing their needs and desires and the various ways they have of fulfilling them. She describes how – despite the singles parties, online networking, new social freedoms and all the other modern trends towards providing best-fit scenarios – our choice of partners has remained as unpredictable as ever.