Which Valentine are you?

Valentines Day is around the block and you may found yourself in these following categories:

 

  • The long-term solitary individual – Yes, it’s been more than 2 years and you are craving a relationship, a hug or any sign of affection by another human being or even a cat. With resentment and jealousy of happy couples, feeling it will never happen to you (ever). You get shivers when bumping into lovers kissing on the streets or holding hands at the movies.

 

  • The happy single – Valentines Day will not have any affect on you. You will pursue that pretty cool normal routine of yours. Who knows you may actually meet someone without looking before the 14th of February. What would happen then? A cool surprise in your happy life …

 

  • The person “in a healthy relationship” – You are happy to celebrate and advertize your love on any occasion and especially on that incredible day with all the other lovers worldwide.

 

  • The person “in a healthy relationship” – You don’t need or want to celebrate this commercial day and always say, “it should be Valentines Day everyday, all year round”.

 

  • The person “in an unhealthy relationship” – you are forced to celebrate and you just need to buy an expensive gift to your partner trying to convince yourself (as well as the other person in the relationship simultaneously) it’s still working, it could (finally) work or this is the way it’s supposed to be (living unhappily and frustrated for the rest of your life)

 

  • The person “in an unhealthy relationship” – you have decided to stop celebrating as you quit believing in the existence of Love. You are angry about life, love and at your partner. You are also very angry at yourself deep down (without knowing it maybe or certainly) for staying so long in this disastrous unhealthy relationship, wasting your energy to try to make it work when it’s been doomed for a long time (or was already doomed at the beginning).

 

Alright alright, who are you then? Did you recognize yourself (I mean your true self) not the one you are showing others on Facebook?

 

If your pick is 1, 5 or 6, Valentines Day should be an introspecting period. Celebrate this day as a new day and try to say: “I love you” to yourself before trying to put it out there in the universe. After you have mastered this important task, repeat it to yourself, write it down in a journal, on a post-it at your office “I LOVE YOU” in capital letters. There is nothing more attractive and healthy than truly loving yourself. Who cares what society thinks and all these debates on egocentrism and narcissism. I’m not telling you to live for yourself and to keep everything to yourself. I’m giving you the option to take a fresh start and become your first and own lover so that you can find your second lover: someone who also said, “I love you” to him/herself before meeting you.

 

 

Which Valentine are you?

Tinder in the dictionary: a premonition?

Today I went to a different yoga class at my usual studio. The class was a level-two-Flow; we started on our mats seated in Sukhasana. Up until then nothing felt wrong. I am usually very much into my own little world while practicing my daily yoga. Not wanting to get distracted by my surroundings. Although, for the first time in my seven years of practice, I couldn’t focus, my breathing got heavier and uneven, as the teacher started mentioning “Tinder” in her meditation script.

I mean honestly? I bet this app will be added to the English dictionary next year.

What could be the definition? “To swipe left or right with your index finger on your Smartphone’s screen in order to choose individuals – to meet them for intercourse, a relationship or who knows what .”

Definition of TINDER

noun tinder

  1. shopping for an individual.
  2. browsing through a database of men or women in your surroundings
  3. looking for sexual passion or desire: “you look hot!”
  4. longing for a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart : “Would you like to meet in person?”
  5. An ego booster: “I can still seduce others, how awesome I feel amazing!”

verb tinderize, tindering.

  1. to seek a virtual connection through superficial attraction.
  2. to get cramps in your hands for swiping for hours left or right.
  3. to have a strong liking in knowing every single person in your city
  4. to keep options open (in case your boyfriend is also on TINDER and leaves you for a hotter match)
  5. to dream of embracing and kissing (someone), as a lover in real life.
  6. to idealize an individual you will never meet in person

Verb phrases

  1. tinder up, I’ve overtinderized lately my index finger hurts badly

Idioms

  1. The tinderization of human relations: without spontaneity or serendipity deprived.
  2. Tinder addiction: someone who swipes as he breathes
  3. Tinder sober: someone who meets people in a bar in real life.

We will see what happens in the near future …

 

Tinder in the dictionary: a premonition?