I seem to be on a rampage today with blog postings but alas I have no idea what’s come over me except for perhaps the awed inspiration of the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts & Sciences awards. My topic of discussion this time is speed dating, or by which I mean normal dating for people in this day and age.

People I know, or talk to seem to encounter a lot of people in a short amount of time. They jump from partner to partner, with very little downtime and it’s to a point where I actually mistakingly asked someone about their ex-partner (unbeknownst to me) three partners prior.

I then encountered a blog post of someone I know that suddenly became into a relationship in what seems like overnight. I immediately thought, well yes attractive people seemed to get scooped up rather quickly, but then I started thing why? Is it that people can’t handle being alone for extended periods (or at all)? What about the unattractive people? What causes someone to be so reckless with theirs and other people’s feelings?

All of these questions are of course rhetorical, but it really got me thinking. At first I was jealous, but after reflexion of approximately five minutes, I find myself to be in a better position than all of that nonsense. For me getting to know someone on an intimate level shouldn’t be about speed; it should be about comfort, spending time together, and learning the nuances of how two individuals (read individuals…) are joined.

I’ve been pondering something for a long while coming now.. two months in fact, and I haven’t really gotten the energy or drive to write anything about it until this exact moment. I was laying in my new room on my bed, observing the sun rising on the horizon out my window, and the clouds that block its rays from reaching my room. I recalled that I haven’t reflected or summarized my experiences in the last year in regards to a specific topic.

Besides the fact that I’m grossly overdue in posting, I figured this would be a good opportunity to put into words the muddle duddle of thoughts that have floated through my head over the last year. Yes it will be cliché, yes it’s something that everyone knows about, but I just feel like it would help to have it down in “paper.”

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Did you know that for every one new relationship that is formed, that means at there is 80% less time for other friends for both people in the relationship?

Of course it’s understandable that people want to get to know each other and spend time with the people that they are in a relationship, but did it ever occur to them that their friendships will be negatively affected? There are of course exceptions, but something always have to give.

What’s the purpose of this post? To indicate to the world that I’m one of those people that are negatively affected.

Simply put: Relationships Suck!