Do you believe in true love?

The Puyallup Post

Joe Dennis

Reporter

True love is difficult to prove, mainly because it’s more of a belief than a fact. The misconception of just being truthful in a relationship is what makes love true between two people. True love is like saying “hot fire” or “cold ice.” It goes without saying that there is truth; without truth there isn’t love and instead a lie.

If true love was real, then why is the United States sixth of the top 10 countries with the highest divorce rates? According to divorce rate statistics, men and women from the ages of 20 to 24 had a higher chance of getting divorced than any other age group. About 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce.

For love to be true, one must meet certain credentials their partner may expect from them and be considered as their true love. It’s like a check list of characteristics, showing how love is true but only if you meet the other person’s standards.

TV shows such as the Bachelor Pad, Catfish, Baggage, Cheaters and Parental Control portray love and are exploited for commercial purposes. Some of these shows present how love can be easily compromised and destroyed through arrogance and deception. Love is not true if it can be exploited for money.

On the surface, true love seems more like a feel good idea but without anything that grounds it to reality. For example, take into consideration that some people want to get married when they are young and others don’t want to ever be married. Marriage rates in the United States are at an all-time low due to lack of trust, compromise and consideration for the other person.

When true love is impeded by indifference or cheating, people who bought into it have to deal with the emotional and psychological struggles that follow. True love can leave a great deal of mental stress on an individual whose true love hurts them, compromising the very core of what true love is supposed to stand for.

True love can’t be true because there will always be people with different views or definitions of what true love means to them.

People have needs, whether financial or emotional, they will want fulfilled in the relationship. This establishes the fact that true love has standards that must be met and won’t happen if a person is not on par.

The Puyallup Post is the award-winning student news of Pierce College Puyallup in Puyallup, Washington. Copyright The Puyallup Post 2017. Twitter/Instagram @puyalluppost

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Do you believe in true love?

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