“You can’t call anybody anymore. If you call someone, they’re like: ‘What? Are you on fire? Then quit wasting my time—text me that s**t.’” - Aziz Ansari in Modern Romance.
Do you feel like you’re constantly going on dates, but can’t settle down because you’re wondering if someone better is just a swipe away? Do you answer work emails from your boss before text messages from your partner?
Technology helps us solve some of the world’s hardest problems. Despite these advancements, many of us still struggle with one of life’s biggest questions—finding and sustaining love. While technology can enable connection, it often gets in the way of forming real partnership.
With this in mind, we’re curating a group of videos, articles, books, and events on modern romance. We’re bringing in world-renowned experts to tackle topics such as online dating, communication in the digital age, and the secrets to a happy marriage.
Modern Romance: Esther Perel + Dan Savage
Logan talks to author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, as well as "Mating In Captivity" author Esther Perel, in the fifth of our Modern Romance talks. They discuss infidelity, new models for marriage, abstinence-only sex education, and monogamy
Modern Romance: Dan Ariely
Logan Ury talks behavioral economist and "Predictably Irrational" author Dan Ariely in the second of our Modern Romance talks. They discuss the paradox of choice in the "Age of Tinder," why a canoe is the best place to test your long-term compatibility, and other research-based insights and advice for modern dating and relationships.
I'm a design researcher at Airbnb, formerly Google. I have spent the last 3 years researching and running events in the dating + relationships space.
At Google I started an interview series with experts in dating and relationships, including Esther Perel, Dan Savage, Dan Ariely, and the Gottmans. This series was called Talks at Google: Modern Romance. 1000 Googlers joined within a few days of launching the email list. Example interviews here and here.
I've also spoken about love and relationships at SXSW and written about it in TIME magazine.
I just started a podcast called Love Lab: Relationship advice from where you least expect it.
I also work as a dating and break-up consultant in the Bay Area.