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Love, Inc.Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter$
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Laurie Essig

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780520295018

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520295018.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Happily Never After

Chapter:
(p.160) Conclusion
Source:
Love, Inc.
Author(s):

Laurie Essig

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520295018.003.0007

This chapter travels to the most perfect ending to romance: a life within the nuclear family in a suburb built by Disney, Celebration Florida. Essig argues that suburbia and its promise of happiness were always doomed to fail as the “real world” intruded on the bubble of romance. Finding no happiness in the traditional path of romance, Essig travels to a mass lesbian wedding at the end of the world to ask why romance doesn’t make us happier as individuals or a nation. The answer has everything to do with privatizing our increasingly insecure future and offers a

Keywords:   suburbs, happiness, unhappiness, whiteness, lesbian

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