Never Quit Striving To Finding Your True Prince Charming

Never Quit Striving To Finding Your True Prince Charming

Love does not quit, so why should we?

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Love. Such a small word but takes part as one of the most important aspects of our lives.

At 5 years old, you cannot grasp the concept of what love really is. You hear the word being used every time your parents say "I love you" to each other, but you still do not understand how significant this word is. Everything and everyone you come in contact with becoming something that you think you love. You're too young to realize that the little word love is actually a feeling you get. It is the best feeling.

At 7 years old, you tell your dad that he is the only boy that you will ever love. He becomes your "Prince Charming" and promises to never let anything or anyone hurt you. This is what love feels like for you. You believe that no one will ever be able to replace him because he tells you all the time that he isn't going anywhere. It is the best feeling.

At 13 years old, you are no longer afraid to talk to boys. Your dad is still the only boy that you really love, but you begin to take notice of the different kinds of boys in your class. Your friends no longer just want to hang out with you and the girls all the time, but now they want the boys to be invited. This is when you got to hold hands with the boy you thought was cute. It is the best feeling.

At 16 years old, it feels as if boys are the only important thing in life. You are still searching for that feeling of love but you don't even know what you are looking for. Instead of hearing your parents say "I love you," you start to hear your friends saying it to their boyfriends. You get asked on a date with the boy you have always liked and begin to think you have found your true love. It is the best feeling.

At 19 years old, you begin to reserve your feelings and trust more towards people because you know what you want. Now, your dad becomes the person you look up to and look for in a man. The moment you least expect it, you find a man that has all the qualities and characteristics you have been searching for. You think about this person 24/7 and begin to think of your future together. You realized that you finally found the feeling of love and want to hold onto it forever. It is the best feeling.

Now, take a step back. You look through these years and realized that you always thought you had that best feeling.

As time passes by, we go through these moments we never want to end, but they must end in order for us to actually experience the best feeling possible. Heartbreak is the worst feeling one can go through, but we must remember that our "Prince Charming" is still out there looking for us, and the pain we feel right now won't even be comparable to how we will feel when this day arrives.

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Let's Just Say It, Online Dating Can Be One Of The Worst College Experiences

I don't even know where to begin.

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The smartphone took away the human need for in-person contact without addressing a desire for intimacy, creating a kicking, screaming baby: the dating app. While some experiences can be worthwhile, dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble have caused distress in the college dating community.

Many students find it challenging to stay interested enough to meet the person they've been chatting with in person. Conversations are harder to keep alive, intentions aren't clear enough and it's easier to be judgmental toward someone when you're speaking to them for the first time online.

Speaking from experience, when you finally do find someone worth meeting in person from Tinder or Bumble, the first date can often times be different — and worse — than expected. Most of the time, this is because the image created in your head of your newest match usually doesn't add up to how they are in real life.

According to Psychology Today, the variety of potential partners offered through dating apps can make it even more difficult when it comes to searching for a relationship. With so many virtual profiles to consider, many single people find that online dating isn't as helpful as originally thought.

A quarter of 25- to 40-four-year-olds use online dating apps, but only about five percent of users are able to successfully form a relationship from them. If you have ever been on Tinder, you can already agree to the fact that its focus is more toward instant satisfaction rather than a long-term, healthy relationship.

"Dating today is a nightmare," says Behavioral Psychologist and Author Barry Schwartz told Psychology Today.

For each first meeting, you don't know what to expect — so expect the worst. Many women who are dating tend to send their current location to their close friends, bring along pepper spray and mentally prepare. While not all first dates are awful enough to take action, it's better to be safe than sorry when a date goes south.

There are bad experiences involved with online dating as a college student, but we can't let that keep us from looking for relationships. If you aren't a fan of apps like Tinder, try being more friendly to peers during class, club meetings or parties. You never know if sparks fly unless you try.

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