Mia Levitin is a cultural and literary critic, and the author of The Future of Seduction. Her work features regularly in publications including the Financial Times, The Spectator and the Guardian.
Interviews with Mia Levitin
Ars Amatoria, or The Art of Love
by Ovid, translated by Rolfe Humphries
From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America
by Beth L. Bailey
Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity — What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves
by Christian Rudder
Modern Romance: An Investigation
by Aziz Ansari
The Curious History of Dating: From Jane Austen to Tinder
by Nichi Hodgson
“Love,” wrote Ovid, “is no assignment for cowards.” Cultural critic Mia Levitin talks us through the history of seduction from the Classical era, through ballroom dancing, calling cards and into the present age of swiping on our mobile phones. Here she recommends five of the best books for those braving the modern dating scene.