Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 3:41:41 PM
“What is love?” well, “Love’s all you need.” It’s simple, yet complicated. Natural, yet confusing. When you feel it, love will make you do crazy things. Love’s the only thing that can make you travel half way across the country to be with “the one.” Loves the only thing that will make Mr. Mocho Man go into a Forever 21 or Charlette Russe. Love is doing everything in your power to make the other happy. I’m lucky enough to have experienced love. Notice the past tense action verb. Experienced. “It’s better to have loved and lost” right?
Love may be the most amazing thing in the world that only a few can truly experience, but it doesn’t last long. According to the Enrichment Journal, The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41% for second marriage is 60% and for third marriage is 73%. Those are pretty hefty numbers. I have to wonder “What happened to the good old days, when divorce didn’t exist.” Ask your grandparents, ask your parents, they didn’t experience divorce. My mom’s on her second marriage. My step dad? His third. That was unheard of fifty, sixty years ago. Why don’t we see elder couples, walking down the street holding hands? Why don’t we see pure love anymore?
Maybe it’s the times. Maybe its because the worlds so close together and you can watch television instead of playing a game with the family. Maybe it’s because movies over exaggerate finding love. The perfect Prince Charming rescues the lovely maiden in distress. Maybe it’s because love songs amplify the hurt you have when your not so perfect prince can’t rescue you. Maybe it’s because our expectations are too high. Maybe it’s because we expect sex to be the only form of love. Who knows? I don’t, but I just know we can’t keep living like this.
In my opinion, love is changing. Some will be lucky, others won’t. I’m not sure if I believe in “Love at First Sight” or getting rescued by a stereotypical Mr. Perfect. I do know however, that that feeling you get when you’re walking hand and hand, looking in each other’s eyes with YOUR Mr. Perfect, magical things happen. Love is a confusing topic, and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and deal with heart breaks. Then maybe, if your lucky, you’ll be that other 59% and die in the arms of the one you truly love.