People say finding someone gets easier as you get older, but that could not be further from the truth. When I was younger, I believed in fairytales and finding Prince Charming, but that is not the world we live in. Numerous dating apps or dating websites make it extremely difficult to find “the one” in this day and age and, coming from a 20-year-old who has utilized most of these websites and apps, it sucks.
I am surely not the only person who has wondered if true love is in their future while standing by silently watching friends and family get in relationships and later get married. Sometimes I think I am destined to be a woman with twenty-seven cats to fill the void I have, and other times I think I will find the perfect person for me, but I am sure I am not the first person who has thought about this. The majority of the problem is largely due to the portrayal of finding true love in the media. A regular human being would never disguise himself or herself as someone completely different to meet a complete stranger who turns out to be their true love- that is just illogical.
At least not for the average person, and while there may be a few exceptions to a few people having a romance straight out of a film adaption of a romance novel, it is not possible for everyone to achieve so stop thinking you will, because the odds are against you. When all you want is to be wanted it is easy to get sucked into the idea of a fairytale romance and maybe doing anything to try and find yourself in a fairytale situation, but not everyone can have that fairytale romance.
I cannot tell you how many times I have been introduced to a new dating website or app and gotten my hopes up; thinking that this time would be different. I thought logging onto a new dating website would change the results, but I was wrong.
Sometimes, what we are looking for is right under our nose, but sometimes what we are looking for is far away from where we are.
No matter how many new ways are introduced to find your Prince Charming the truth is, he will come along at the right time. The media romanticizing everyday encounters has been engrained in our heads as something we need to seek out in order to be happy, but seeking something, or someone, out does not do any good. The reality of finding Prince Charming is that he will come along when he does. Until then live your life without worrying about if you will end up with twenty-seven cats or a fairytale romance, because everything will fall into place eventually.