(Closed) BBC Article: Romantic love? Or real life…?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

At some points I agree with the premise of this quote and the article.  Our lives are unlikely to resemble a romantic movie and flowers and candy don’t make everything right in the world.  Individuals should be empowered and not be seen as less than because they are not part of a pair.  However that is where my support of the article ends.

Marriage is a worthy institution.  Two people stay individuals, but also start one family, which often results in children.  By staying together they provide companionship for one another, and endless source of mutual support.  In addition, it’s easier to raise children with 2 parents, as opposed to 1.  

Romance should not be derided if it’s used in loving relationships to express affection.  Flowers, candy and a kiss aren’t going to fix a broken relationship, but why can’t they be used to strengthen a solid one?

Finally I think the derision of online dating websites is uncalled for.  It’s just another way of meeting people.  Why shouldn’t people desire to meet someone whbe could be a companion to them the way that married people are?  

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