I feel like we live in a world where social media pressures us to live and act a certain way just to "conform" in a branded society. What we tend to ignore is that social media platforms are actually visual projections of happy moments and not reality itself. For example, it is certainly obvious that public figures are to post pictures of their trips, outings and professional retouched/magazine cover photos or what not for the sake of having "goals" or "I wanna be you" kind of comments left under their pictures. However, the paralleled reality concerning downfalls such as heartbreaks or struggles will not be shown to you just because we, as millenials, try to portray lavish lifestyles, different than what our reality may actually be.
Going back to my point, this blogpost is to help you understand that happy couples such as Alexis Ren & Jay Alvarez never end up having a "perfect" life together just because no couple is ever perfect. I also don't want to assume anything off of their relationship but I also feel like their pictures conceal a good portion of their lives since they only want to portray themselves as a "goals" couple on social platforms.
This is not what your life should be like, you get to lead your own life based on your own circumstances and not by someone else's. Wait till things happen to you instead of forcing them to happen because that would lead you to a superficial life.
We all aim for that perfect life and ending up with a certain somebody, preferably a soulmate, but we also seem to be so desperate at times that we end up with the wrong person. At the end of the day, you can't force yourself to like someone for the sake of being with someone. Take your time, when the time comes, love will find its way to you.
Don't be fooled is all I can say. Besides that, Happy Valentines single or not ;)
- Alexis Mahdavi.