Love has been fetishized on our screens since we began watching Disney (Prince saves damsel in distress, whisks her away to the life of her dreams), continuing through our cartoons (teenage mutant hero turtles risk their lives daily to save their love, reporter April), right into chick flicks (loser becomes cool and gets guy/girl they have spent their school years pining over) and covers a large percentage of Netflix (their current weird obsession is with teenagers, love and sex or have I just gotten old?). Love is the muse of music whether about heartbreak, bitches and hoes, or ache the heart cant take because that person needs to be mine or life is not worth living. Phewh, its quiet incessant. Its everywhere. And then there is the reality TV love shows that I have to admit, are a bit of me. Love island, first dates. We are obsessed, I am obsessed. But no wonder why considering it is the main theme of the mass media milk I lovingly teethed on since I was a babba and it buzzes in my every cell; “love me, love me, why don’t you love me like they love on the tele?!”. Why oh why are we allowing these examples to be the primary teachers of romantic love? Why do we take relationship advice from Jane and Joe in the office with dodgy dating history and love degrees from the University of Hollywood? Why are we settling for less than we deserve in our love life when we would never go to a shitty coffee place if we knew the cafĂ© with the good ethical organic coffee beans, super friendly staff and the comfy couches is just around the corner? Why, you ask?…Why? Because most people are so familiar and comfortable with going to the shitty coffee place that they do not want to try the new place around the corner and some people, well, they just don’t know about it and all that it has to offer. I’m here to tell you all about this new coffee shop. And incase I lost you, let me rephrase, I am here to use my life experience, self study and fruits of my love obsession with you in the hopes that you don’t settle for less in your love life. That you understand you more, why you love the way you do, and that the true love you are seeking is closer than you think, it’s just a little harder to find. Stay tuuuuned x

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