He stands at the altar, waiting
For his bride, he knows his type,
Blonde with blue eyes, definitely no taller
Than 5 foot 5. She probably needs
To like running marathons and listening
To drum and bass music, but of course,
They’re all just little wishes,
Not deal breakers, he doesn’t think…
I adore love shows on TV. Love is Blind. Love Island. Married at First Sight. Give me any of them and I’ll lap it up. It’s probably because I feel I need to believe in it.
I think that if we have been hurt, we need to hold onto that dream that it can actually work. And shows like Love is Blind are offering us a glimpse into real life relationships and offering us the fairy tale.
They show us that love and a real partnership is always going to be hard, but it also shows us that these quick but intense encounters can forge bonds that are very real. And these are the things that we can actually feel through the screen.
Not everyone gets the chance to have deep and meaningful conversations and propose before we even meet, but we do all have the opportunities to build those relationships in the real world.
That gives me a little bit of hope when I sometimes find myself feeling really broken.
2 thoughts on “love on tv”
I agree with you, Rachel, that we need hope when we’ve been hurt. Sometimes that hope can come from real-life couples we know who are happy. Sometimes it comes from the candy floss shows that sell romance. It helps people cope if they can believe that things can work out, and that it all can be alright.
Yes, and I guess tv has been giving us all a bit of hope over the past few years. It’s been our window out into the world.