Maybe I don’t want to find convenience in modern dating at all.
It is a struggle, yes, but at some point, that struggle and that journey have an end that makes the pain feel like a sweet blessing in disguise.
Convenience is a benefit, and a curse.
Recently my Facebook feed has been blowing up with an article titled, “6 Reasons My Husband and I Probably Won’t Make It To Your Event, and Why We Don’t Want You To Take It Personal.”
Before the internet, we might have been more productive, filling our overwhelming sense of loneliness with hobbies and activities that take place in an actual physical environment.
This is why who we are to each other has always gone unsaid, unknown.
As a generation, we have a reputation of being narcissistic, entitled, and slow to “grow up.” We might as well take it a step further, make our lives a little easier, and put our diapers back on.
There’s no need to force something that just isn’t there; or, on the other hand, to push something away that is there. Either way, a relationship has got to progress, and neither person should be afraid of trying to move it along.
Don’t even think about taking the girl you love to Paris or Rome or London or somewhere beautiful and far away.
Having completely different schedules. While this might not kill a strong friendship, it definitely has the ability to squash a weaker one. And then you realize just how based on convenience the friendship was in the first place.