The Pressure Of Long Term Relationships

My first serious relationship was 4 years long and when I say serious, I took it very seriously. I pictured marriage and kids. Planned where we'd live, where I'd go to college, and how our lives would be. At that point in my life, I would frequently say "why bother being in a relationship with…

You Could Have Met Your Future Spouse Before You Even Turned 16

I once read that 82% of people meet their future spouse before they even turn 16. I tried doing my research on this one to find out where it came from and everything was unconfirmed.  This is basically a made up statistic. Yet, it resonated with me and sticks with me to this day -…

Does Online Dating Lack Spontaneity?

Meet cute: a scene in film, television, etc. in which a future romantic couple meets for the first time in a way that is considered adorable, entertaining, or amusing. Because I base so many of my falling-in-love fantasies off of love novels and star crossed movies, I've always pictured my moment with "the one" as a…

How Social Media Tricks You Into Wanting Things You Don’t Actually Want

I can say all these things because I'm a social media geek. I use it personally, I use it as a hobby, and I use it professionally. Social media sucks and tricks you into wanting things you don't actually want. I'm really not talking about the unrealistic body standards set by insta models or even…

Falling In Love With Everyone and Everything

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…