Dating Endangered: Loving Through Emojis Instead Of Emotions

Dating Endangered: Loving Through Emojis Instead Of Emotions

Listen up guys: flowers are nice and they aren't that expensive.
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What happened to the type of romance that you see in the movies?

Everyone always tells you that love isn't how you see it in the movies. Nowadays, affection seems to be measured on how many likes a guy gives you on your latest Instagram picture and the strength of your love is determined by how long your streak is on snapchat. I have been on a totally of two actual dates in my life. I have hung out with boys a lot more than two times, but these "hang outs" have only been defined as a date twice. What happened to a guy coming up to you, all nervous and excited, and asking if you'd like to go on a date? And I mean he actually says something along the lines of "Would you wanna go on a date with me?" instead of "We should hang". Netflix and chill didn't exist ten years ago and now it literally is the only thing that people do. Don't get me wrong there is nothing terrible about cuddling up and watching Netflix with a cute boy, but at some point I'd start wondering if this cute boy was ever going to take me out in public. I can't be that embarrassing to go out with.

A guy brought me flowers once and honestly when he surprised me a little part of me died a little, and big stupid smile was plastered on my face for a good hour. When I brought them in to give to my mom before I left for my actual date, she thought he was just the cutest thing in the entire world. She also thought that maybe he was going to pop the question because gestures like this are so RARE these days. She thought this had to be a pretty serious date since he brought me flowers and explicitly told me not to come back with a ring on my finger. Obviously, this gesture was just as shocking to my mother as it was to me.

Listen up guys, flowers are nice and they aren't that expensive.

Even if they are the cheapest flowers in the entire world, I guarantee you they will make a girl smile. No, giving a girl flowers doesn't mean you are a softy it just means you are capable of showing actual human emotions and not emojis.

These small gestures make defining two people's relationship a lot easier because then you can determine whether someone actually likes you or just wants to get in your pants. I find that it's actually extremely hard to tell the difference these days because people aren't taking the time to show actual affection for one another. Everything becomes a sea of texts and snapchats and soon you and your best friend are swimming in questions and analyzing every single detail of your online interaction, hoping that maybe you can finally decipher what the three extra "y's" in his "heyyyy" mean.

A wise young woman, Olive Penderghast, once said "Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exist in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I wanna ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason. But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life" (Easy A). If you knew this quote before I cited the movie then you I give you a giant round of applause. Olive's got a point and it just makes me really sad that I have to watch a bunch of rom-com's to fulfill my desire for a little chivalry in my life.

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6 Places in New York City Every "Friends" Fan Needs to Visit

Grab a cup of coffee at Central Park.
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As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.

1. The Apartment Building, Obviously

The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.

2. The Pullitzer Fountain

This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.

3. Bloomingdale's

This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.

4. The Plaza Hotel

This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.

5. The Central Perk Replica

While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.

6. Chandler's Office

The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.

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Hannah B. Named The Next Bachelorette: Get Excited!!

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Despite her awkward and quirky personality, I think the Alabama native is truly a sweetheart. She cannot be judged based on the controversy that took place between her and Caelynn because no one knows the full truth of the story. In my opinion, no one was completely innocent in their "cat fight" but the way in which each girl handled themselves in the resolution of this drama was mature and, quite frankly, impressive. I think Hannah B's season will be full of more tears and could potentially be very uncomfortable to watch at some moments, but at the end of the say, Hannah B. deserves to find love just like any other 'Bachelor' hopeful. It will definitely be an interesting season to watch, so get excited!!

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