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John Sergeant, Alex Wheatle, Odaline de la Martinez, Judy Finnigan, Emma Freud, Carleen Anderson, Dennis Greaves, Mark Feltham
BBC Radio 4

Why men can’t commit

The pain of unrequited love was once a mark of valour. Now the abundance of choice that men apparently experience in the market place of love is leading to a moral panic in their capacity to commit. Using an example from an online support group, sociologist Eva Illouz, author of Why Love Hurts, explains to Laurie Taylor on Thinking Allowed, how choice has affected men’s responses to commitment.

Release date: 17 May 2012

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