Seeking Love in Modern Britain

Zoe Strimpel

08/03/2020 4:30 pm
Kings Place, Limehouse Room

Zoe Strimpel explores the rise of the dating industry, from 1970 to the present day, revealing how mediated courtship and singleness began in a time long before Tinder.

Zoe Strimpel


Zoe Strimpel is a historian of gender and intimacy in modern Britain, and a flagship columnist for the Sunday Telegraph. She is also the author of What the Hell Is He Thinking? All the Questions You Ever Asked About Men Answered (2010), The Man Diet: One Woman’s Quest to End Bad Romance (2012) and Seeking Love in Modern Britain: Gender, Dating and the Rise of 'The Single' (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Mark Lawson


Mark Lawson is an English journalist, broadcaster and author. Specialising in culture and the arts, he is best known for presenting the flagship BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row between 1998 and 2014. He is also a Guardian columnist, and presents Mark Lawson Talks To… on BBC Four.