*** So, this engagement season, watch commercials and read engagement statuses with a critical eye, but do not disparage love. She watches at least two cat videos each day, loves to talk about zombie apocalypse escape plans, and needs to get paid for her people-watching (because she is very good at it). Je loopt naar je voordeur en zodra je in de buurt komt, gaat deze open omdat de sleuteltoken in je broekzak al herkend wordt. Engagement season brings back-to-back jewelry and online dating commercials on TV; and when coupled with real-life engagement announcements, all of this can trigger feelings of failure. Take fashion, for instance, where there is a constant fear of either “missing out” or being “too late.” The path to marriage (again, a life-long commitment) should not be dictated by any season or fad. For instance, who decided that a single woman past the age of thirty is in danger of becoming a spinster while the “the most interesting man in the world” (you know who I’m talking about) can rock bachelorhood at the ripe age of… Attractiveness should not be a trick nor should it be dictated by your weight. Though there are some queer-friendly proposals trending on You Tube, a majority of commercials still feature men picking out rings, planning the proposal, and popping the question. By occurring at the same time each year, however, engagement season produces anxiety when we expect something to happen. Recognize that these products sell best when we buy into the idea that they will solve our problems, and these “problems” are man-made. Men and women do not have ticking clocks that dictate the appropriate age for marriage.
Oh, stick a fork in my eye, I’m not even in a relationship! Every time you feel left out from the engagement craze, you’re presented with a solution – and that solution comes with a price tag. Products cannot buy the perfect love or expedite happiness. Next time, pay attention to the type of love presented to viewers. If you do not fit this idea of perfect love, why should you adhere to these products?
But their decision should not be used to measure your personal happiness. Take this time to appreciate all your relationships with family and friends.
Try to express your appreciation through shared experiences rather than the buying of more products or comparing your status to those of others.
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