All over the world there are love rituals which are designed to help couples keep alive the magic associated with being in love. At first glance, these rituals are astonishing. And in some cases, rituals from other cultures can seem so bizarre and unusual that they appear simplistic or naive to our western eyes here in European countries such as France or Germany. And yet… if we look closely and experience the rituals close at hand, we can sense their deeper significance – the way they reflect universal themes that speak to us and cast light on our own troubles in love. “Love Affairs” is both a ten-part TV documentary series and the centrepiece of a multimedia format that also includes a set of interactive online stories, a museum concept and a series of podcasts. The host, Charlotte Roche – an Anglo-German TV presenter and best-selling author in her own right – gives the whole project a human face as she takes us on a journey through the fascinating world of love-related rituals.