Chess Is No Different Than A Game Of Tic Tac Toe

Chess Is No Different Than A Game Of Tic Tac Toe

To all those players out there.

Really, what is love? Is it the complete trust you have with your partner? Is the quick pounding in your chest when you see your crush walking towards you? Or is it all just fate, where the two of you are Romeo and Juliet, meant to be together forever and ever. And of course, lets not forget the other type of love, *ahem* ahem *wink *wink.

Well, the hell if I know what love is. That goes for the general population on Earth as well, I mean, why do we date? Seriously. Dating is like playing chess, you carefully think through every piece your going to play, and fear that the next move that you make will cost you and eventually you will lose. That's if you panic and don't plan out your moves well. Each moves counts, taking risks are necessary to win. The end goal to winning may be different for many people, it could be just getting laid or actually winning the heart of your crush. If your really good at the game, you may think that chess is no different than playing a game of tic tac toe. When you get to this level, you become quite the player.

Everybody is insecure about the subject of dating, even the f***boys and sluts. It's just a matter of how many times they just toss/win the game and start over with a new player. Losing the compassion to win creates a crappy game; no one has fun. Playing a game with people who don't care is a waste of your time and efforts. There's nothing to gain from them but disappointment. There our plenty of players out there, it's just a matter of finding someone who is fun to keep playing with and who cares.

Finding someone to date can be hard, and being a good player is not as easy as it may seem. Each move is calculated and planned out, and when the risks get high, there is even more concentration. With great rick comes a great reward. Winning too much may label you as a top player, but people don't want to play with someone that will easily win, especially if the person that wins intends to move on to the next player. There is a requirement of care with each person you meet by flirting and going out with them. Stick to a good game plan until the very end.

To keep on playing this game of chess, (a.k.a. dating), you will become a better player over time. If your goal is to play with as many players as you can, then you will have a lot of experience and most likely keep winning; as long as you are smart with the moves you make. If your are more of an introvert and don't like playing this chess game, then you may have a more difficult time on being familiar with how to win. It comes down to sharpening your skills to be more strategic in order to win with whatever your end goal is in the relationship.

With every game, show respect and compassion to the other player; there is nothing better than having an enthusiastic player that will make your time worth while. Maybe even for the rest of your life. Good luck to all of you players out there, and remember to have fun.

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9 Questions You Should Never Ask Someone In A Long Distance Relationship

"Aren't you afraid they'll cheat on you?"


When you're in a long distance relationship, everyone will always have a million and one questions- usually a million more than if you were in a relationship that didn't have any distance at all. As I've been in a long distance relationship for almost 2 years now, I've learned that some questions will get asked more than once and some will be equally annoying every time you're asked said question(s). Here are x questions you shouldn't ask someone in a long distance relationship.

1. "Aren't you afraid they'll cheat on you?"

I mean, even if we lived right down the road from each other, he could very well cheat on me then. In my opinion, distance has nothing to do with it. Our relationship (and most long distance relationships) are heavily built on trust. So, no, I'm not afraid.

2. "Why don't you date someone who is close to you?"

Because it just didn't work out like that. I didn't exactly choose to date someone who lived in a different country, but that's how it turned out and although it isn't easy, we've made it work.

3. "You know a long distance relationship isn't a real relationship, right?"

How so? Are you saying it isn't a "real relationship" because we don't live right next door to each other? It's still a very real relationship whether we're living in the same house or we're 1,000 miles away.

4. "How are you able to be in a relationship who you only see from time to time?"

Exactly how you think we would. We talk every single day, mostly through text and have the occasional phone call or video chat. Is it easy? No. But is it worth it? Of course it is.

5. "How do you know he just isn't trying to move to the U.S?"

I don't think I have to worry about that.

6. "How does intimacy work?"

I'll let you think about that one.

7. "What do you do for sex? How do you deal with that?"

Well, that's a little invasive, don't you think?

8. "Oh... so a long distance relationship is like an open relationship?"

Nope. A long distance relationship is like a long distance relationship. Sure, some people have open relationships, but not us. Our relationship is just like yours and many others except we don't live close to each other.

9. "Why would you do that to yourself?"

Do what to myself, exactly? To be fair, I didn't choose to do anything to myself. The only thing I really "chose" was to be with someone who lives very far away, but we both knew what we were getting into from the beginning. So, I'm not "doing" anything to myself. We're just making the best out of a difficult situation.

Don't get me wrong, we don't mind that you ask us questions, but sometimes, you really have to think before you speak. Please stop with the invasive questions or trying to invalidate our relationship solely because we live far away from each other. Our relationship is just as valid as yours, I promise.

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Did We 'Earn' Summer Laziness?

It is time to reconsider the popular misconception and pump up your productivity.


Repeat after me: "This summer, I will accomplish everything I didn't find the time for during the academic year: improve my sleep schedule, work out regularly, get on top of my reading list and find a part-time job. I will start the new term re-energized and motivated."

Haha, did you buy into this? Does anyone ever stay faithful to their summer resolutions?

Although we vow to get on top of our bucket list over break, our motivation levels sink rapidly, and even the best of us give in to laziness.

The calendar ceases existing during this three-month-long study break. Our days resemble each other: we get out of bed around noon, binge-watch Netflix, keep up to date with the latest YouTube drama and celebrity Instagram updates. After all, our brain needs some rest after nine months of hard work.

But before we embark on that new TV show, let's look further into our right to summer laziness. In truth, assessment papers and final examinations haven't crushed us to the point of requiring an extensive recovery. A full night's sleep and a couple of do-nothing days would suffice to bring us back to life.

Summer is the season we have all been waiting for. Why don't we take the most out of it once our energy is replenished? - That's because we get tired of the freedom it grants us, not knowing what use to put it to. Summer break has hardly begun when the hope that it will pass by quickly crosses our mind. So, for many of us, it is also the season of mosquitos, sweat pimples, and broken expectations.

Perhaps, academic work used to be what gave our life meaning over the course of the year. So, as soon as deadlines and obligations were taken away from us, we got restless. A friend of mine who is currently staying in New York for an internship once sent me a picture from our university library, saying: "I didn't know where else to go." He had some time to kill, he added, which sums up the issue of those bored over break. Instead of taking advantage of the time on our hands, we are killing it.

The world keeps spinning, yet we act as if we weren't taking a break from studies but life altogether.

Summer is the season that makes us feel worthless: our freedom bears no fruit and hence it brings us no satisfaction. We would like to be more productive, but the most we seem to be capable of is to complain about our unproductivity. Finding motivation without deadlines is always harder.

Quite paradoxically, long-term idleness neither restores our energy nor does it reawaken our passion for work. Instead, those who haven't accomplished much over summer start the new year of college with the feeling of regret.

To take ourselves in both hands and leave the sofa would be more rewarding. Are you with me?

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