Modern Love: Pulling Out of an Almost-Train Wreck Relationship

Life is full of surprises, ups and downs, downs and ups, and sometimes (when meeting a potential mate that turns out to be the reincarnation of Satan himself) downs and downs. But don’t worry boys and girls, it’s not the end of the world, all is not lost, there is still hope in the human race. You just probably haven’t met the Han Solo to your Princess Leia yet.

The warning signs are there, your eyes glaze over as the person fails to contemplate an interesting topic besides their holy self, the scent of someone lugging leftover emotional baggage couldn’t get heavier, “is this what I get for swiping my way through an app on my screen in an attempt of finding a significant other rather than actually going out and having real human interactions?’’ You’d ask yourself as you question your standards and poor luck, but you’re already half way in and the air of unpredictability lures you in for more. “proceed at your own risk’’ you’d tell yourself as you welcome the next bittersweet symphony.

We’ve all walked down that road, bumping into a not-so-great partner in the age where screen love has become inevitable, needless to say. But contrary to modern day belief, the hassle of finding a significant other is more interesting than most people would like to admit, one way of consistently finding this true is by being conscious of the insistent patterns these unpleasant encounters shine an extra bright light on that leave you saying ‘’oh yeah, I see what I did there’’ that you’d otherwise be oblivious of have you not gone through with it at all. ‘’The journey is the reward’’ *hand in popcorn emoji*

So you’ll go back home, feet on the table, sipping on your green tea, wondering what you’ll do tonight, the world is your playground. But you unhesitatingly take your phone out, and the swiping continues.

However bitter almost-relationships are, they give you a better idea of what you want from society, they brush your utopic expectations to the side, and they give your friends something to laugh about, and that, is more valuable than all the bitcoins in the world.