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Love is overrated.

You will never find your true love, there is no perfect relationship. Or is there?
Isn't love overrated? Isn't love just something people simply make up in their minds so they can have something to own? Something to get jealous about? Something to brag about? An excuse for poetry? Let's say love was real, that is was as pure & amazing as people make it out to be. If all of that were true, why do we cheat on the ones we so-called love? Why do we continue to hurt the ones we are 'suppose' to love. Should we just remain single for the rest of our lives? Or should we aim for other types of relationships? For example; open relationships, not monogamous relationships, communes, etc..

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    Aug 13 2013: I think most people fail to distinguish the difference between "love" and "being in love." Everyone loves someone/something, like parents, siblings, ice cream, the Kardashians, President Obama, etc. But I don't think anyone is "in love" with those things. I do agree, if we change it to "in love", that it is impossible. It's all pure imagination. We tend to tell people that we're in love with them once we realize that they are interested in all things we are interested in. Quotes from (500) Days of Summer "Just 'cause some cute girl likes the same bizarro crap you do; that does not make her your soul mate."

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