As a leader of the Romantic movement and a famous poet, Lord Byron had a lot to say about love.When it comes to budding relationships, Lord Byron expressed his opinion that friendship can, indeed, sometimes turn into romantic love, but he did not think that love could ever be scaled back to mere friendship once the sparks have started.Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.Dating is not a great way to "really get to know someone." Why?After all, the most exhilarating of human emotions can be especially intense in the early stages.
If we see it for what it really is--a courtship ritual--then we can identify the deep structures of the ritual, and that enables us to detect what is really going on. Dating should be a part of your life, not your life a part of dating. But at the same time, dating is a part of your life, and if your "traffic patterns" don't include new people, they are not serving that part of your life. rather than focusing solely on finding and winning over that one and only right person, use this time in your life to learn about yourself and about relationships and to become a better partner.It is a great triumph of skill to gain the former, but a still greater proof of generalship to maintain possession of the latter, for man must battle for his fortress at every door and window.He who wins a thousand common hearts is therefore entitled to some renown; but he who keeps undisputed sway over the heart of a coquette is indeed a hero.Never one to shy away from a controversial statement, eclectic entertainer Mae West felt that individuals should be given a second chance after a break-up..that the second chance should be with new partners!There was no worrying about being on the rebounds in her theory.