My group of friends and I were discussing how some people often feel disgruntled after Valentine’s Day because let’s be real. Watch any movie or TV show (not only Hallmark mind you!) and there’s that zing between the couple and usually there’s some type of swoon-worthy kiss that you can obviously tell zinged her from head to toes. And that’s what we grow up on watching and believing. Does anyone remember The Love Boat and Fantasy Island??? And then we question why we don’t have that same experience when we’d really like it and we’re putting ourselves out there in order to find the one.
But was it true? And is it true now? Or is it just a fantasy and part of the TV make-believe story-line that we keep seeing because it helps us to continue to believe in love?
You know I love a good Hallmark movie. I love a good romance novel too. I like movies with happy endings and movies when the underdog wins. I believe in love and I can’t imagine my life totally alone so I am willing to wait until the right one comes along. And no, I’m not too picky or fickle. At least I don’t think so…
But I am watching friends despair because dating is so hard these days. I want to think it’s hard because we think it’s harder because it’s different than when we we younger. But that’s not true. It’s different because there’s a social media aspect thrown into the mix. There’s texting as a way to communicate and emailing before you actually meet which hearkens back to pen pals. But back then we weren’t anticipating romance with our pen pals from overseas that we got in the fourth grade.
Am I making any sense? Do you feel the same way?