A while back, I was having a conversation with someone and we were discussing how we are both hopeless romantics. I was talking about how hard dating is in today’s times with how our society is and the ease and temptation of cheating. It seems we are purely a “hook up” society and very few people are looking for love and willing to be loyal. I was talking about being discouraged. That was when the other person said, “I believe in love.” That made me sit back and think for a moment. Just four words, yet such a powerful statement. It made me realize that I also believe in love, and no matter what, I’m going to continue to believe in the power of love.
It does seem that my generation and younger has lost what relationships are supposed to be. There are many that are just hooking up or those that don’t respect relationship boundaries and continue to behave inappropriately even while in a relationship. There are cheaters, liars, users, and those that are just looking for a quick physical fix. Here’s the thing though, you can’t make absolute statements for all people. We can’t go around saying things like, “All men are jerks,” or, “All people in today’s society cheat,” because it’s simply not true. There may be many jerks out there, and there may be many people that cheat, but there are those of us out there that are truly loyal and truly want a real relationship and not just a hookup. I’m okay with wading through the current dating cesspool of society while waiting for love. I’m okay with turning down the hookups while waiting for love. I’m okay with being patient and working on me and my own life while waiting for love. True love is powerful, soothing, encouraging, amazing feeling, and worth the wait. So, until my own knight in shining armor, or rather, country boy in dirty boots shows up, I’m okay waiting. You know why? Because I believe in love.