How do you find 'the one'? You can't. They don't exist, and in fact, you will inevitably marry the wrong person. But, it doesn't spell disaster. Alain de Botton, the Swiss-born, British-based philosopher, says we've been sold a lie about romance and love. He says love is a skill we need to learn; not an essence of life that just 'happens'. In this chat, we talk about what it means to love, how to love better, and question everything we believe to be true about love, romance, marriage, and fidelity. It's playful. Wise. And profound.
Alain de Botton's new book is The Course Of Love, published by Penguin, and is out now.
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