Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year that is designated for lovers to express their feelings.
It’s the time when you stop to recognize the “special” person in your life – “the love of your life” or “the one you love right now.”
But with 50 percent of first marriages, 67 percent of second marriages and 74 percent of third marriages ending in divorce and relationship statuses changing every other week on Facebook, I can’t help but wonder, “Is it possible to really get everything you want out of just one person once you commit?”
During the honeymoon stage of a relationship, you think you may have finally found a person whom you can stand still with for a while.
But after their “cute yet aggravating” qualities start to not be so easy to ignore, you start to look around and realize, “I’m a good catch,” and then you begin to analyze your mate.
I’m not advocating having a wandering eye because I am a firm believer in staying true once you commit, and I know that no one is perfect.
But in college we are exposed to people from all over the world.
As we meet and greet different people on a constant basis, some students might soon realize that their significant other is lacking something that this new person is well equipped with and more.
Then, what is there to do when your significant other does not have everything it takes to fulfill your needs?
Should you bail out or try to work it out?
As a 20-year-old woman, I know there is a multitude of things I need to learn about life, but one thing I know for sure is exactly what I want out of my significant other.
This way, I don’t ever feel the need to look the other way because through all of his flaws I know that I love the important characteristics he embodies.
Yes, the fact that he is always the last one ready when we go out bothers me because I’m a very punctual person, as well as the fact that I like to listen to all types of music and he is strictly a hip hop, R&B and rap man.
But I’m very happy.
In a town were the choices can, at times, be endless, it is always nice to know there is this one person who is all yours.
I like to stay optimistic and say, “Although you may not find that ‘perfect’ mate, you can still be happy; it just depends on the severity of your dislike.”
I use my parents as an example.
They have been married for 24 years, since my mommy was 19 and my daddy was 21. They are still happily in love to this day.
So, what do you think? You make the call.
Katrelle Simmons is junior English education student from Orlando. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.