19 March, 2011

Radio Love

A radio announcer told me that I'd experience 22 kisses, dump 5 people, be dumped 4 times, and be cheated on 4 times before I'd find "true" love. (If you want a link, here's even more info from the same survey.) Right after that, I heard the song "Just The Way You Are" by Bruno Mars. It wasn't on purpose; I was scrolling through radio stations to reach my favorite indie station. Really! :-P

Anyway, this got me thinking about the definition of "true" love, and why people bother settling for anything less. I believe it is possible to truly love someone without being a "perfect match" for them, but I also believe there really aren't any perfect matches in that we're still human and hurt each other all the time. I don't think I'll ever find someone who agrees with me on everything, because I don't agree with myself on everything. Also, such a relationship would get stagnant before the third date, and what's the fun in that?

Humans need love. We go to great lengths to find it, or pretend we have it, when in reality we're incapable of loving the way we need to be loved. I am certainly affected by those around me, but I hope I never tie my hopes and dreams to another human. They belong to God.