Archive for July, 2011

Love Struck by La Tangente: Revisited

Posted by    |    July 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am

Romantic short films are must viewing, and La Tangente is a one that we bring back for our viewers to enjoy.  Anna Kiappes reviews this short film about a young man washing his car who spontaneously offers an attractive woman a ride wherever she wants to go. Would you do that?  Would you offer?  Would you accept?

Here is what Anna had to say.

I am a BIG fan of the ‘love at first sight’ scenario. The idea that all it takes is one second to lock eyes with that person and realize something special is there. I suppose this is a side effect of watching Disney Princess movies for the first five years of my life. As I have grown older and gone through a multitude of heartbreaks, I realize that ‘love at first sight’ can’t sustain a real relationship.

I mean, I know that a relationship needs more than just a spark; but I also thought said spark would be the light at the end of the tunnel. When things got tough, it would remind you and your partner of better times. (more…)

Love Is A Choice

Posted by    |    July 14th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

photo credit: blushless.comWhen it comes to relationships everyone has a choice. That’s why when it gets down to the nitty gritty that links two people there is a decision to make. Do I love you because I have to or because I want to?

Many people take the idea of “love at first sight” or “we were meant for each other” to believe that they have no say in what to feel about a person – but that’s never the case.

We’ve all hit that wall with a loved one. Everyone knows the story. Man says something stupid, doesn’t know it. Fight ensues. Or woman makes a comment, sends man into defense. Fight ensues. (more…)

Nothing On But the Radio

Posted by    |    July 12th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

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Good ol’ country music plays softly from my computer earphones as I type along on my computer.  The Eli Young Band serenades me with their hit “Always the Love Songs.” How appropriate, I think, since my topic consists of music and love.

When you have a significant other (hopefully) they bring you joy and happiness. You spend time together and develop a bond deeper and more meaningful than friendship. You share inside jokes and memories that others just don’t get.

I’ve heard of couples that even have “theme songs”, songs that sum up their relationship in less than four minutes. I’ve never had a “song” with someone, but I know of friends who have.

Truth be told, my parents have a song. It’s Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl.” Oddly enough my mother is not even brown-eyed but hazel-eyed. Oh, well. It’s the thought that counts, right parents?

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Side Effects of Friends with Benefits

Posted by    |    July 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm

With movies out like “No Strings Attached” and “Friends with Benefits,” it seems like being friends with benefits is the thing to do. Urban Dictionary classifies friends with benefits as “two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved. Typically two good friends who have casual sex without a monogamous relationship or any kind of commitment.”

From watching friends of mine enter into such relationships, I have seen people get hurt and friendships disappear. It’s one of those things that sounds really good, but that’s about it. I believe that it is unrealistic to think that people can have a relationship like that and not get attached to the other person. I understand that ‘friends with benefits’ could turn into something more, but there is a higher chance of feelings getting hurt.

So if a friend asks to be something more, I would suggest thinking about whether you are willing to risk that relationship before you make a decision you might regret.

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