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Episode 513: Dear Economist, I Need A Date

Banknotes as hearts.

This episode originally ran in2014.

Economists get a bad rap. People say they're dry, they're boring, too rational or always going on about one indicator or another.

But here at Planet Money, we wanted to see if the principles of economics could help us out with something more personal, more abstract: love.

So we solicited your questions about dating and sex and relationships. And then we asked economist Tim Harford to play "love doctor." We hear from a despondent high schooler, a polyamorist and we get an update from a listener who took Tim's advice to heart.

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