Republished from 4/5/15
Everywhere we turn, there are interesting people. Walk into class, stumble into the bar, open up twitter, and scroll through Instagram. You can find someone you have something in common with in every nook of your life. So how do you choose and how do you settle?
I don’t think our generation has a problem with forming relationships. I believe there are just so many relationships forming so often that it’s hard to focus on just one. You’re consistently making new friends and having new conversations. Whether it’s over the phone or in person, communication IS happening. Older generations don’t understand that because they don’t understand us. They think we sit on our phones shutting out the world, but instead we’re just learning about a whole part of it they’ll never experience.
We’re buying shots for girls we like in bars, but we’re also favoriting all of their tweets so they get the hint. We’re having conversations with cute boys in the hallway, but we’re also adding them on all forms of social media to get the point across. The amount of communication happening in our so-called hookup culture is so exciting. It could yield someone from settling down, but it could also introduce enough people so that we do know who we want to eventually settle down with.
I have this little problem of falling in love with, like, everyone. I met someone with cool tattoos at a party and fell in love! I saw someone on Tinder has the same favorite band as me and I fell in love! The boy who sits in the back of my class has the perfect hipster haircut and I’m in love! It’s a little problem that leads to a lot of opportunities and experiences.
I don’t want to stop meeting new people. I don’t want to stop going new places. I want to keep stalking people on social media and I want to keep making googley eyes from across the bar.
Do it, do what you want! Start falling in love with everything and everyone around you. Fall in love with your young life while you still can.