Dating programmes, relationship advice on magazines, love is even used as a marketing device in some advertising campaigns.
Quite a high proportion of songs also contain lyrics about love. One Direction springs to mind with their ‘Baby you light up my world like nobody else’ crap. Yeah right, and pigs will fly. Seriously that song is so cheesy my cholesterol level rises just thinking about it. Clearly, love and relationships play a central role in media, and in society.
My opinion however? Women don’t need men. Gone are the days when men provided for us financially because it was not the done thing at the time for us work outside the home. We don’t even need real men to have kids anymore.
So really, what part do men play in this wonderful world we live in?
Causing problems, that’s what. Let’s examine the facts. The Irish government is made up of mostly men and the country is in a financial, social and economic crisis. For an example a little closer to home, all we have to do is turn to daytime TV, where Jeremy Kyle brings us case after case of women screaming at each other, but you can be sure that a man is the source of the problem.
And we want to hook up with one of these eejits? Seriously, why do we spend so much time and energy looking for the perfect man, Mr Right? Reality check – he ain’t out there. Life unfortunately is not some Hollywood blockbuster where a Ryan Gosling lookalike is on his way to sweep you off your feet. So is it really necessary to settle for some half-baked dimwit in an attempt to convince yourself that you have found ‘The One’?
You know what? No it’s not. True love is rare. So don’t sacrifice your happiness in the search for it. You may think I’m a feminist. No, I’m a realist. Just saying.
So, moral of the story? Embrace your independence J