I chanced upon my Facebook newsfeed recently and came upon the really sweet Facebook posts of my former prrofessor and his girlfriend.
While I naturally despise overly cutesy displays of couple-y affection on social media (call me bitter or whatever), I actually find our former professor’s relationship with his girlfriend very endearing and adorable.
Here’s what makes their relationship cute and definitely welcome on my newsfeed:
1. They don’t fuss (excessively) about themselves on Facebook.
Sure, they show affection by posting cute “I love you” messages on each other’s wall, but they certainly post about other aspects of their lives. Also, it’s not annoying because the “I love you”s are usually used in playful banter (which I find totally adorable).
2. They don’t take themselves too seriously.
Sure, we all know they really, really like each other and enjoy each other’s company, but they don’t go around proclaiming to the world how lucky they are to be each other’s significant other. Instead, they post funny photos on each other’s walls such as:
3. They actually have a life outside of their relationship.
This is evidenced by their crazy posts with separate friends. Also, they actually post about relevant social issues instead of limiting their Facebook interactions to how much they wuv each other.
4. They remind me of a Disney couple.
In fact, I could actually imagine our professor doing something similar to what this guy did.
5. They know they’re awesome together and they don’t need to validate that on Facebook.
I know them when I studied in college and it’s awesome to know that after all those years, they’re still going strong. After all these years, they still have fun together and I think that’s one of the most important parts of being in a relationship (but what do I know?). Also, I know that each of them are amazing persons and they honestly look really happy together.
So, naturally, my cynicism is abated. Relationships like theirs actually do exist and they actually do last.
It’s inspiring to look at how fun they are as a couple and think “I want my future relationship to be as fun as that.”
I realized that theirs is exactly the kind of relationship I want. Not exactly, exactly. But how wonderful would it be to be with someone who would be your best friend and lover; someone whom you could be dorky and funny with; and best of all, someone who helps you become the best person you could be (and you to him).
Their relationship seems fun and easy, because you know they just click.
That’s why I think, in a way, I’m glad that things turned out the way things did with my relationships/non-relationships in the past. They helped me grow because they re-established my standards. Also, in retrospect, I don’t think we’d be able to last as a couple the way this cute couple did. Each and every one of those guys I once dated were wonderful human beings, but I guess you just know when you’re just not going to fit and that’s okay.☺
Maybe I should try to be less cynical this year and just appreciate the love that’s going all around.
After all, I may not get into a relationship this year or the next, but at least it’s just as fun to support other couples in their awesome adorable relationships.
Also, being single isn’t so bad. I’ve been single for years. I fangirl over real and fictional relationships and, at the moment, those are the only expressions of love that I want. 💜💜💜
Now that I have gushed over how adorable this real life couple is, let me go back to fangirling over my favorite fictional pairings: