I Am a Cynical Romantic

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    Good Book to Read On This Topic

    I have been recently reading a book on this topic.. it's Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love by Helen Fisher. quite interesting theories on why we love and the evolution of human bonding.. but it adds onto my cynical views on love after reading it too. :(
    sabishii sabishii
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

    You want the last bite

    but if you force yourself to eat it you most certainly will yak But since it smelled, looked, tasted so good you eat it anyway Then as the pressure mounts in your gut and you begin kicking yourself the fork tells you this wasn't a mistake it could still be the best bite you ever...
    BLOWingTides BLOWingTides
    22-25, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    I Want Romance But.....

    I guess it would be accurate to say that I want to experience love in all its intensity and passion. But that understanding of how tenuous love is has saved me from much disappointment. These days, I can just pack my disappointment into a little kit bag that I can tie to end of a...
    Hannah777 Hannah777
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jun 18, 2011

    I Think And Believe That I Am A Cynical Romantic

    I know I am very young for a thing called love. But, when I was younger, I had always hoped for some form of romance and relationship with a guy, just like most kids/teens do nowadays. However, I was stuck in my own world, believing that there was a knight in shining armor who...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes
    1 Response Nov 17, 2013

    After my little love experience with a guy I

    met on a special occasion, I have to admit that I thought it would last. Or at least, the friendship would. I remember how he told me his fear of leaving me cold, left alone to be harsh and bitter. I assured him that it wouldn't turn out that way. I was completely wrong. As...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes
    2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

    Don't you think they go in hand?

    When the person has a brain,I mean.Every day they are feeding us with images that tell us how romance is supposed to look like: Conventionally attractive and moderately rich white people find a marriage partner,,,,Boohoo how romantic! Well,there is also the possibility...
    UrANUS101 UrANUS101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 21, 2014

    As If She'd Ever...

    Over the past summer (2010) my first and so far only girlfriend dumped me after just 3 days of officially dating, saying that she just "never had those feelings for me." During that short time, I was CONVINCED that it would last. Because of that I was left feeling that no matter...
    qwerty8519 qwerty8519
    Nov 9, 2010


    I'd like to think most people are good, but I know that capitalism encourages sociopathy. 
    Mdear Mdear
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2011

    I Want That Fairy Tale Romance, But I Know I Won't Get It.

    I want a man to sweep me off my feet. Open the car door for me. Call me darling. Tell me every day how much I mean to him. I also know that I will never find that. Nobody can be trusted. I have been hurt far too many times to think I will find this. Everybody is terrible. Not...
    FoolingEveryone FoolingEveryone
    22-25, F
    Sep 3, 2012

    Hopeful, Yet Cynical

    I'm 46, have been through a lot of goofy 'relationships.' A part of me is hopeful, part of me says"So&*&* what?' Either I do something dumb, or I get screwed... and not in the good way!
    Loo46 Loo46
    46-50, M
    Nov 16, 2012
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