“They fell in love and lived happily ever after”. Since we were children, we have come across many movies, shows, and books on what the perfect romantic relationship timeline looks like. And as a society, we have come to gloss over all the real problems and difficulties that come with it.
A Redditor started an important discussion asking people to list out the toxic and unhealthy ideas society has normalized regarding dating and relationships.
And many people responded by sharing their perspectives of things that have been wrongly romanticized:
When chasing someone ‘out of love’ is glorified.
2. The societal idea that women ‘tease’ or ‘play hard to get’, when they just mean ‘no’.
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3. Grand gifts and pyaar ka izhaar don’t automatically fix problems!
4. Society’s idea that women must aspire to get married after a certain age.
5. Always wanting the ‘spark’ and ‘instant chemistry’ in relationships.
Do you agree with these? Let us know in the comments section below.