From Frontier Days to Present Day: The Search for Love Through Personal Ads and Online Sites

October 22, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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In this episode, author Francesca Beauman draws upon her interesting and well researched book, Matrimony, Inc. to invite us to consider that from Frontier Days, through Wars, Industrialization and Immigration, people have been advertising for love. Replacing matchmaking, personal ads, from a homesteader looking for a wife “ Must have teeth!” to a “ Genteel male seeking a wife,” a woman wanting a husband- “not beyond middle age, perfectly sober,” to profiles on Match.com or swipes on Tinder, the requests may look different but actually reflect many similar themes, cautions, hints and needs. What is different today is the degree of speed, choice and options for everyone. Relevant to the way needs have shaped the personal ads, Francesca will consider dating during the COVID epidemic. We will ask her advice on effective personal ads and online profiles and how to tell if someone you can only meet online through facetime, phone calls or safe distanced meetings might be a worth pursuing.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 35 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored "Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress." She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, bullying, pets, military, managing stress, infidelity, sexual violence, bereavement and building resilience. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychologist of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She has given testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 340 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Military Mom Talk Radio,Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. From 2013- 2015, Suzanne hosted Psych Up on CoSozo radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Starting in 2015, her show, "Psych Up Live," airs globally on VoiceAmerica and has had 140 episodes, available as podcasts on VoiceAmerica, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher,etc.

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Episode Directory

October 2020

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  • 10/22/2020: From Frontier Days to Present Day: The Search for Love Through Personal Ads and Online Sites Listen Now
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