When it comes to love and romance, it’s safe to say the vast majority of us are interested in pursuing such a relationship, and that’s only natural. Whatever your stance on love, be it destiny or a chemical reaction (or both), there’s no denying that it’s a powerful force that drives much of our behavior. Love can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be devastating. Whether you believe the saying “better to have loved and lost” or not, you’ve mostly likely found yourself pursuing romance despite the risks inherent to it. We, as humans, love love. We expect everyone to get married in their twenties or thirties and start a family, for instance, which can be a problematic expectation, especially when it comes to LGBTQ relationships and how those people are treated, but it stems from this near universal love of love.
However, finding love is no picnic, and the aforementioned expectations add undue pressure to the mix. It can seem as though, if you can’t find love, you never will, and that can be devastating. Dating, in and of itself, can be a harrowing experience in which you, voluntarily, I might add, put yourself on trial. If you’re found “innocent,” you get a chance, a mere chance, of finding true love. If you’re found “guilty,” you’ve wasted your time, and theirs, and may have ruined an existing friendship.Perhaps it’s these potential pitfalls that drives people to seek shortcuts in their pursuit of love. For instance, the rising ubiquity of online dating with services such as eHarmony and Tinder. With such services, a profile lays out as much information pertinent to your compatible with others as possible for the world to see, sort of like the old adage about casting a wider net.