Monday 14 February 2022

A Note From A Hopeless Romantic...


I am a self proclaimed hopeless romantic. 

I am a lover. 

I am an optimist. 

So what does that mean for me in a world where dating has practically become virtual; apps and DMs taking precedence over the traditional meet-cute. 

I'm the girl who's always expected to find love the way they do in the movies or TV shows. A little farfetched in this day and age, but here's the thing - I still believe it'll happen. 

I've been on dating apps. Yes I have succumbed to the advances of technology and social conventions, but I'll be dead honest, still not into it. I need to know if anyone else feels the same. Because scrolling aimlessly through profiles, judging people based off of photos and prompts, relationships being built over messaging, it just doesn't appeal to me. 

I know a few of you might be reading that rolling your eyes because you might think I'm picky. But here's what I've realised - there's nothing wrong with feeling picky when you know your worth.

We've all been walked over before when it comes to love, pining after people who are never going to change and treat us like rubbish, people who show interest but never follow through, and sometimes we settle for these things. But I've made it a point in my life to never settle. I found a way through all the obstacles I faced so I could love myself like never before, and now I'm the happiest I've been in myself, in my own skin. 

Are there the pressures to find someone still? Yes. Do I feel lonely at times? Yes, I'm human. But do I feel like I need to compromise what I'm searching for just for the sake of being with someone? No.

Having standards and expectations is never a bad thing. Sometimes, yes, we take them too far, but when you really reflect on the things you want from love, you'll realise those things aren't so far out of your reach or too much to ask for. 

So on this Valentine's Day, I want to remind you, it's okay to hope for the fairytale. It's okay to want the meet-cute straight from a movie. It may not play out exactly the same way, but if that's what you want, let the universe know, put it out there and don't stop searching for it. 

Because when it feels right, it is right. 

Lots of love, your secret admirer for Cupid Day, your forever Galentine, 

Emily xx



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