In the age of social media, all millenials and gen z-ers look for one thing. Instant gratification. Can you blame us? We've been brought up in a world where we have everything at our fingertips. Information, money, food, admiration, all of these can be found by simply downloading an app. Unfortunately, this also includes romantic partners.

Dating is so much different than it used to be. We now have the ability to find any man or woman we so choose to on the internet. If it doesn't work out? So what, on to the next right? We'll I believe this is hindering our ability to make real connections.

Call me old fashioned, but I believe in investing. Investing time, energy, and yourself into a relationship and sometimes, you'll find somebody that doesn't share your outlook. This isn't to say they don't admire you, or like you per say, but circumstances cause them view your relationship differently. This is where patience comes in.

Why are we told not to wait for someone? If the bond is strong enough, why not try? I'm not saying to settle for poor treatment, but if the answer simply is time, think about it. You literally have the rest of your lives to figure it out.

There's an old saying, "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all". I believe this to be true to a certain extent. Romance might be dying because of dating apps, but effort, seems to be the defibrillator that sparks it back up. Part of effort my friends is patience. Relax, take a deep breath, and allow yourself to know that whatever is meant to be, will be.

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