Our Grandparents Fell In Love, And Our Parents Fell In Love, But Here We Are, Running From Love In 2019

Our Grandparents Fell In Love, And Our Parents Fell In Love, But Here We Are, Running From Love In 2019

Falling in love is scary and I really don't blame people for running away from it the first chance they can.

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With Valentine's day quickly approaching us, I only thought it would be appropriate to write something along the lines of love. Well, rather why I think so many people are scared of love.

Let me start by disclaiming that I'm not perfect either and I myself have run away from situations that could've resulted in me falling in love. The simple reason for why I run, I'm scared.

Let's be honest with ourselves. No, you're not too busy for a relationship, you're just too scared and don't want to have to commit to anyone. You'd prefer to have every part of the relationship other than the title.

No, the fact that you just got out of a relationship does not entitle you to a free pass to play with other people's hearts. If you're truly trying to get over someone why don't you spend some time focusing on yourself rather than seeing a new person every other day.

It's not healthy.

Our dating culture is not healthy at all. We make such dumb decisions and wonder why older generations frown upon us.

We're too scared to fall in love and truly get to know others. We rely on dating apps to meet other people, instead of making meaningful conversation with people in person. We wonder why so many of us are so socially awkward but maybe it's because we rely fully on our phones to do the talking for us.

Whoever said love is supposed to be smooth and easy is a liar.

Love is whatever you make of it. Sure there will always be rough patches because nothing in this life is perfect.

I wish we could open our eyes more and see what's right in front of us sometimes. Maybe the cute guy at the coffee shop with a book in his hand has some substance and can hold a meaningful conversation rather than the guy on your phone who only hits you up when he needs you. Maybe if you looked away from your phone for two seconds you'd see someone looking at you in a way that you want to be looked at, with love.

Maybe if we take a minute to reevaluate our lives then maybe we'll find a way to let love in our lives again.

If our grandparents could fall in love, so can we.

If our parents can, we can too.

There is really no excuse other than that we're too scared and hurt to find a way to let love in.

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Sorry Boys, But I Won’t Be That Girl Who Waits Around For You Anymore

Just because I know my worth doesn't mean I should have to wait around for you to realize it too.

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I'm like most girls. I am such a hopeless romantic when it comes to dating and all that jazz. With that being said, I have also been the type of girl who has waited around for that guy once or twice (OK let's be real, one too many times).

I am a nice person and a lot of my friends know that I have a kind heart. You can do me dirty and I will forgive you. When it came to guys they could have led me on or ghosted me and later on came back out of nowhere and apologized, more than likely I would have given them a second chance at redemption.

I waited around for that guy to either realize how great we would be together or realize how great of a girl I was. All of my friends would tell me how great I was and how worthy I was but in the end, they weren't the ones I wanted to hear that from. Which was why I waited around and thought up of an excuse to defend the guy I was waiting around for.

The older I got the more I realized how silly I was for waiting around for a guy who probably did not appreciate me the way I should have been appreciated. I realized that I was much better than that and I made a promise that I would stop waiting around. Of course, I did slip up here and there (I mean, I am only human after all).

It wasn't until I was beyond over the male species that I realize how ridiculous I was being for crying over someone who stopped talking to me without rhyme or reason. That was the moment that I realized how worthy I was of a great relationship. A relationship that you see in movies or see in old couples who have been married for 65 years.

I decided I was no longer going to be THAT girl who waited around for a guy. I was no longer going to defend him when my friends asked me why I was still talking to him. I was no longer going to wait around for him to realize how worthy I was. Ever since I promised myself that I was going to live MY best life I have been beyond happy.

Yeah sometimes I say to myself "he was different" but then I remind myself that if he truly cared for me the way I cared for him then I would not have to wait around. He would not only pursue me but also my heart.

So ladies, realize your worth. Stop waiting around for that guy to come to the conclusion how amazing you are. You are a queen and if he can't see that right off the bat, he is NOT worth your time. Wear your crown with your head held high, live your best life, and slay the day away, queen.

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You’re Not Going To Meet Someone On Your Couch Watching Netflix, So Get Your Ass Up

Dating isn't easy, but getting off the couch shouldn't be too hard.

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I don't mean to come off as harsh.

The words are directed at me just as much as they are anyone else. Dating isn't easy, especially when most of us have been out of practice. Even as an extroverted person, the idea of striking up a conversation with an attractive guy makes me anxious. If you are fine with being single then this article isn't for you but for the rest of us who want to change our stagnant relationship status, keep on reading.

Dating has changed drastically since our parents' days. In-person conversations have shifted to words on screens, while dinners and drive-in movie theaters have turned into "Netflix and chill." While some of us might be OK with these casual meetings, others want to be wooed. No matter what kind of relationship you're looking for, I can tell you that you aren't going to find it while laying on your couch. Starting something new is stressful and nerve-wracking, but you have to start somewhere. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zones in order to put ourselves in a situation to meet someone new. Whether it's a house party, a nice night out with your girls, or maybe even an invite to study with a new group of friends, these all have the possibility of you putting yourself out there.

There is the potential to meet someone new anywhere: the library, the grocery store, or even in class. While it's important to put yourself out there, don't put so much pressure on everyone you meet. Some people are meant to just be friends, while others have the possibility to be so much more. If you try and it doesn't work out with one person, don't beat yourself up — maybe it wasn't meant to be, or the timing just wasn't right. All I'm trying to say is that you will never know what's out there if you don't get off the couch. I've had a lot of heartbreak in my life and sometimes I think that stops me from trying something new. It's hard to come to terms with that you might be what's stopping you from having a relationship with somebody. We need to remind ourselves that we deserve to be loved and be happy, and a healthy romantic relationship can give us that, we just have to be willing to try.

So strike up a conversation with the cute guy in your English class. Text the boy who you've always wondered "what if." Flirt with the guy who you make eye contact with across the bar. Or don't. The choice is yours. Sitting on the couch hasn't been working for you though, so you might as well try something new.

If you're truly content with being single, I'm happy for you. Keep watching Netflix on your couch, don't let me stop you. But for everyone else who wants to change their relationship status, pause the show, close the laptop or turn off the TV. Try something new, even though it's scary. I'm not saying a boyfriend will just fall into your lap, but it certainly doesn't hurt to try.

Someone could be out there waiting for you, all you have to do is get off the damn couch.

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