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8 Love Adages to Ignore

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8 Love Adages to Ignore

There’s a lot to say about love, but it seems the most enduring quotes always contain the most misguided wisdom. Here are eight love adages that sound way better than they actually are.

“Distance makes the heart grow fonder.”

This saying is sort of true, in the sense that when you’re in a long-distance relationship you have more time to imagine that your boyfriend is the perfect combination of all your favorite rom-com heroes in between lovelorn text messages and long phone calls in which you listen to him breathe on the other line. Inevitably, your imagination plays tricks on you, and your boyfriend turns out to be human. Let’s trade this outdated adage for this one: “In general, long distance is the wrong distance.”

“Opposites attract.”

What’s true for magnets must be true for people, right?

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11:18AM PST on Jan 10, 2013

Very interesting! The hole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" crap made me feel miserable for a while. Long distance doesn't work for me and though I wanted him like I had never wanted anyone before, we both decided to not move forward with a relationship because we would never get to see each other, so we went back to being friends which is working out great for us. I am with someone now whom I love very much that I get to see all the time. Do I sometimes feel the need for space? Sure, but I get enough of that at work, and when I come home it's much nicer to be enclosed in a warm embrace.

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2:51AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Thanks for bringing them together to think about. A lot of them seem wise on their own, but all together like this, they do seem sort of like dumb rationalizations.

3:30AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Thank you; I find that the article holds true to some extent and in others it is circumstantial and depends on the individuals involved and how much that they invest into the relationship as well as the communication and trust within and without.

6:06PM PST on Nov 16, 2012

To quote Benny Hill:

"Sadomasochism means never having to say you're sorry"

11:55AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Had to keep remembering to ignore these - ha ha ha!

12:01PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012


2:52PM PDT on Oct 20, 2012

i like some of these though! and many of them ring true in individual circumstances! just don't live your life around a quote... lol

10:33PM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

love, shmove...

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