Valentine’s Day might make you think of romance novels and frothy fairy tales, but we’re also interested in the true secrets of successful suitors. In three nonfiction books from our February cover story—pictured above—you can learn historical context, scientific background and read real-life anecdotes for why we love who we love.
Dan Slater’s Love in the Time of Algorithms provides a fascinating history of online dating. Swoon by scholar Betsy Prioleau is an engrossing study of the history and science of seducers. Fall in Love for Life is a sweet mix of memoir and self-help from a woman who was married for 73 years (with input from her granddaughters).
Sound interesting? Here’s how you can win these books . . .
TO ENTER: In the comments, tell us the name of your favorite love story.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, February 8. The winner will receive copies of the three books listed above. Prizes must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Thanks to all who entered! Contest is now closed.