Posts Tagged ‘love’

I still kept my old Valentine’s Day card for my secret crush from elementary school. My handwriting was…a little rough, and my words were simple, but at the time, I meant everything I said. Did I love this boy? Well, maybe not. But he did make fourth grade a little bit more interesting for me.

For those who are in love, have ever been in love, or just fell out it it: “Dear Old Love” is for you. It’s a collection of love notes to the ex-lovers and ex-I-wish-we-were-lovers. These notes tell of what went wrong, why it happened, and the mistakes that the writers, and the hopeful-receivers, made.

There are stories that are bluntly mean, utterly hilarious and heartbreakingly touching. Small truths. Big truths. Truths you may not have recognized before, or perhaps you know all too well. Does this all sound a bit contradictory? No more contradictory than love itself. Yeah. Love is crazy. Which is probably why it causes people to say and do such funny things–many of which are hilariously captured here in “Dear Old Love” in just under 200 pages. What happened after these notes were written? Whether there was closure or not, these notes have one thing in common: they come from the heart.

-Vania Myers

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It seems the season of love is fast approaching, as fall is coming to an abrupt close and winter is nearing. Many people say they get more lonely and wanting of a relationship when the weather gets chilly. Weird that the weather has an effect on love? Not really. Both girls and guys get that feeling of wanting to cuddle and hug someone when the wind picks up and it begins to snow. I know us girls just want to wrap ourselves in a blanket and in our man’s arms while watching the snow fall and sipping on some hot chocolate. (If only if my man was here with me on campus to do that with me…)

I guess what I’m trying to get at is that many of my friends have been getting confused by their feelings and emotions lately. Don’t let the cold weather fool you! It really might just be that the chilliness is making you lonely and want someone beside you. If you know you’re confused and you’re not 100 percent sure about your feelings, then wait and be patient about it.

Don’t do something stupid and make decisions on impulse and then go vent to your friends saying how much you regret it. We’re seniors now, and we should know how to control our minds (and bodies). Don’t do or say anything that won’t benefit you, but at the same time won’t deeply hurt that other person either.

If you’re cold and lonely, I suggest you get a kitten or a pillow pet, and stay away from messing around with a human’s heart.

-Ellie Sul

Your palms are sweaty, your head is spinning, and you can’t even bear to look at food.  Think you’re coming down with the flu? Think again. You’re probably just in love.We all know love can make you crazy. Whether it’s checking Facebook, jumping at the sound of your text message alert, or vowing to physically harm anyone who is even remotely a threat (okay, maybe that last one is just me), we’ve all been there. But aside from these psychological drawbacks to love, there are also physical maladies that can be brought on by your own romantic happiness.

The most significant effect being in love has on your body is the increase in adrenaline. Though it may be slightly lower than the amount of adrenaline pumping through one’s body as they’re trying to lift a car off of someone, the extra adrenaline in your body can throw your whole system out of whack.

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Another great move by good old Murdoch’s trashy New York tabloid–Ashley Alexandra Dupré, Elliot Spitzer’s “famous” hooker, will be writing a column for The New York Post on sex, love, and relationships.

Jessica Grose at Double X.com discusses how Dupré is one of many storied historical tropes.