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Is Love Worth It?

Rantings of a Single Girl: Is Love Worth It?

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Dating sucks. The ups and downs. Good dates. Bad dates. Horrible dates. The blind dates. The Internet dating dates. So on and so forth. Then even if you find someone you'd like to see past the third date, then you're looking at a relationship.

So now you're in a relationship. You've got the adjustment period. The getting to know one another. Meeting the parents. Sex. Fighting. So on and so forth. And then you realize you're in love.

So you're in love. Then you want to get married. You've got the honeymoon phase. The mixing of each other's stuff.  Sex. Fighting. Having kids. Promising to love each other until death do you part. So on and so forth.

We go through all these stages in our love lives. Sometimes we repeat them over and over. Sometimes we end up lucky and with an amazing person. Other times we end up with more than one bad apple. Every now and then after a bad date, I will sometimes ask myself "Is it worth it?"

I'd like to think so. I look at my friends who are happily married or in relationship bliss and think "I want that."  Then there are times my friends are fighting with their respective spouses or significant others . . . or they are upset because he or she did this and yadda, yadda, yadda. Then I think to myself "Well maybe the single life isn't so bad."  Maybe that's just logical thinking being outside those relationships.

Then sometimes I just ask myself "Is love worth it?" Is this bumpy road to love really going to be worth it in the end?  So I ask you, my dear readers, what is your opinion? Is love worth it in the end?

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jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Agree with weffie on this one. I love being in love, and enjoying the relationship as it is in the present, and am not one to think about how I am going to feel about the person in 30 years. I have friends that have been together over 20 years, and are content, but seem very complacent about their relationships. You never can predict how much time you have with someone, so enjoy it while you can.
adtafoya adtafoya 7 years
Hey! that's the same girl (in the pic) from "STD and my boyfriend" looks like she has moved on haha!! good for her ;)
Bailey-Bloom Bailey-Bloom 7 years
I think it is worth it because once you find that person it's such a great feeling. The best part is that you know the person will always have your back. I think most men and women say this if they have been in a bad relationship or if it is an overall good relationship that somehow ended badly. I asked this question once too after I left my ex, but I remembered being in a good one and it was great feeling to have someone care about you and you care for them. I'm currently single and I don't mind. I think I'm a good catch and a nice person, and I say to myself, "if I good person like me exists, then there are other people out there that are like me." Don't dwell on the negatives and just relish being single. As human beings, we need love, and without love, I don't think we can be human. I don't know how some people can not want to be with anyone EVER.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
I still don't know the answer to that if I'm honest with you. Maybe it is because I'm one of those people that are terrified to let people in her life, and I have never been able to have an honest relationship with someone other than those I have known for my entire life( and not even with them). I want to believe that love is worth giving your individuality up, but I don't know if that's always the case.
RaCheer RaCheer 7 years
I've always been a glass half full girl until this year when my boyfriend of a 5 1/2 years broke up. Now I'm back at square one and I hate it. I guess the most positive answer you can squeeze out of me now is that I hope so.
weffie weffie 7 years
Why does it have to be worth it "in the end" ? My past loves were worth it at those times, and my current bf is worth it now... At this time I have no idea if we'll end up together "in the end" but that's not really the point--the point (for me) is to enjoy one another and appreciate our love while it lasts... whether or not it lasts forever isn't what makes it worthwhile to me. I've also spent a few years as a single girl and really love the single life, too, so I certainly wouldn't say love is "worth it" in the sense that it's worth being your goal in life (as Girl Jen said), but I def think love's worth the fun and feelings it brings, even if only temporarily.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
I'm recently divorced, so I'm wrestling with this question in a big way. Is love worth being my be-all end-all goal in life? NO! Is it worth going out of my way to find? Not now. Is it worth trying if I happen to fall for someone? I hope so, because I'd try. Being lonely sucks and being in love is fun.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
With the right person, it is. Like Skigurl, I kissed my fair share of frogs to find my Prince, so to speak. :) Ending up with a prince is worth it.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
It's one of the greatest feelings in the world. It's completely worth all the rough-patches.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Of course it's worth it. Dating and love are two separate issues that happen to collide sometimes.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
It's worth it! And I've had my fair share of bad apples, but even though there were tough times, and things ended, there were enough good times with those people that I can look back, know they taught me something, smile that it happened, and move on. And then somehow when I stopped looking, true (GOOD) love came to me in the form of a reliable, honest, amazing person, and it doesn't feel like work anyore.
mrsld mrsld 7 years
It's worth it!!!!!!! It is what makes us human!
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