The ‘L’ Word

It’s scary isn’t it? We’ve all been there. If you haven’t yet, you have a lot to look forward to. It’s amazing. For those who have come out of the other side, my fellow veterans, I hope you haven’t lost your faith. Still in that place? There are millions of people wishing they were you right now. It’s crazy isn’t it? Everyone everywhere seems to aspire to this ludacris and perfect, can’t sleep, can’t eat love… The kind of thing that you see in blockbuster Hollywood films.

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On the other end of the spectrum, my peers, we are a generation that have seen divorces unlike any other. The UK has the highest divorce rate out of any country in the EU and it’s hardly shocking to hear that so-and-so’s parents are splitting up. How are we supposed to expect that anything can last? Not to mention how we have been reared by shit magazines like Cosmo to know ‘The Rules’; Some rubbish about always making sure you end the conversation first and never text your potential love interest unless necessary. Since when were there rules on how you should act?

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So we have television and film pumping into us that the only ‘real’ love is the kind where Ryan Gosling builds you a customised mansion on a lake, but we are constantly watching celebrities like Katie Price churn out husbands quicker than hot dinners. Wonderful, and people wonder why we are a promiscuous generation all looking for the sunset and getting their hearts raped in the process. If it isn’t perfect, then they aren’t the one, right?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a hopeless romantic. Soppy things are nice in films but in real life they trigger my vomiting reflex. I like to view myself as a realist and here is my proposal – Can we all just meet in the middle somewhere please?

Until my next brain leak… O&O.

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