Why is our generation so obsessed with the concept of ‘Netflix and chill’? Do we not see the problem that is staring us right in the face?
Look, I get it. Sex is great. Sex is cool. But sex is not everything. Sex should never be everything.
I don’t want love to turn into drunken hookups or 4 am booty calls. I don’t want love to mean nothing. And I don’t want the concept of love to be watered down anymore than it already has. So, I’m not going to let the concept of “Netflix and Chill” ruin my idea of love.
Love is not something that happens in one night. Love is not something that just happens. Love is so much more than physical touch. Love is so much more than a passionate kiss. Love is so much more than adrenaline running through your veins and it’s so more than a fast beating heart.
Love is about adventure. It is scary. It is meaningful. And it changes your life. It is not a one night stand.
We need to stop beating the real meaning out of love every chance we get. We need to stop avoiding the truth that we know deep down inside of ourselves. Love is all that anyone wants. Love is all that anyone could ask for.
So do not pretend like your ‘Netflix and chill’ nights are going to make you happy forever.
I don’t want a night of fantasy. I don’t want a night of fun. I don’t need that. It’s not going to make me whole. It’s not going to make me happy. It will only leave me feeling empty in the morning. It will only leave me feeling worse.
I want a lifetime of cherished memories. I want a lifetime of spending it with a person who is my home. I want a lifetime of sweet moments. I want a lifetime of love that is never doubted. I want a lifetime of for better and for worse. I want a lifetime of love that is real.
We all need to stop thinking that this is a way to live. We all need to stop lying to ourselves. Everyone wants the night of fun, but no one expects the next morning to feel so terrible.
Everyone wants the night of ecstasy, but no one wants it to end. And it will end. Because when you ‘Netflix and chill’, it doesn’t last forever.
The kind of love that I want and need is not for a night. The kind of love that I want and need will not leave me feeling empty. It will not leave me feeling lonely. The kind of love I want, won’t leave. It won’t be fleeting. And it won’t happen in the dark.