Is it the end of Romance?



They’re all saying it these days — in schools and colleges, in parks and restaurants, at workplaces and in bedrooms, over the phone and through the e-mail. They first say it as a declaration, then as an assurance.

Even people who normally don’t converse in English, when it comes to expressing this primary emotion, prefer ‘I love you’ to its vernacular equivalent. Just as the way it happens in the movies: the hero or the heroine will flirt in the regional language, but the flirtation usually culminates with the mouthing of the inevitable ‘I love you.’

But when people say ‘I love you’ to each other, what exactly do they mean?

That they want to get married?
That they find each other irresistible?
Or is it an expression of affection or admiration?
Or an unstated agreement to have sex?

No one knows!!

The answer is bound to be as complicated as the definition of love.

But one thing is certain.

love-you-shirt.jpgTen years ago, when you said ‘I love you’, no matter what you meant by that, it was taken not only as a declaration of love but also of commitment. It was sacred as a vow. And you usually said it only once in your lifetime — to the person who eventually became your spouse. And the pleasure of saying it was similar to using a smuggled French perfume.

Today, you can get the same perfume in the neighborhood departmental store. Similarly, ‘I love you’ is now a free commodity.

Today, ‘I love you’ no longer means you are the only one I love. It is only an expression of feeling,” says psychiatrist. “People are in a great hurry to fall in love. Having an affair has become a status symbol, especially on campuses.”

So today, people are falling in love more often than ever before. And not just with one person. Today you might be in love with someone, but you are free to walk out if the relationship is stifling and fall in love with someone else. Unlike the days of the past
when only death could do you apart.

Does that mean the present generation is less sincere when it says ‘I love you’? I doesn’t think so. They no longer say it to express a commitment. I believe they mean it when they say it. Perhaps, with culture and tradition, relationships have become flexible too. Rarely do we see a love affair culminating in marriage. Often we find that the victim of an unsuccessful affair soon gets into another one!

This casual attitude of today’s youth can be viewed as a dangerous trend. “When one runs from one relationship to another, it becomes a character trait, only to be continued in future.”

So where does this leave love?

As I heard someone say,”The word love means nothing to me at the moment, but I know when I meet my knight in shining armor, then it will have a lot of significance. At this point in time, if someone said it to me, I would not believe him.”

Why not?
The answer is simple — ‘I love you’ is no longer the smuggled French perfume.
Say it to any woman today and she’s unlikely to be impressed
Instead, she’s likely to turn back and ask:
“How many people you have said this to before?”

relationshipsone.jpgIn any case, no one falls in love with a Tom, Dick or Harry these days — something that still happens in movies, where a autorickshaw driver wins the heart of a millionaire’s daughter.
In real life, it’s among equals (something that the strict father of the erring heroine is looking for when pushing her into a room and locking her up). We see this as a natural phenomenon. “By and large, we are drawn to people who are compatible, who we can relate to. That’s the in-built safety mechanism love has. Unless it is an act of rebellion.” So you fall in love with and marry someone compatible.

After that what?

“As long as you are in love minus the responsibilities, you are crazy about it. Once married, the colors start fading. Moreover, where is the time for romance after you have a child?”

One women who, 17 years ago, fought with her parents parents and threatened them with dire consequences if they objected to her marrying the man of her choice. “Now when I think of all those things, it seems so crazy,” she says.

So the question is :

Is it really worth falling in love?
For that, we have to first define love. And that’s not as easy as saying, I love you.


Check out the following facts…..and see how many do you already know???

A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.
A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.
The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).
There are more chickens than people in the world.
There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.

………………..Now you know everything!

Angular Twist to Numbers!

Found this interesting piece of information in course of my daily net surfing routine. Well, have you all ever wondered why do we write one as 1, two as 2..n so on and so forth. Actually, these numbers we all use (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.) are known as “Arabic ” numbers while I, II, III, IV, V, VI, etc as we all know are referred to as “Roman Numerals”.

The Arabs popularized these numbers but they were originally used by the early phonecian traders to count and keep track of their trading accounts.

Have you ever thought why …….. 1 means “one”, and 2 means “two”?
The roman numerals are easy to understand.(You all know the logic rite? too bad..C’mon it’s simple….still wondering..? ok.. ok.. I will enlighten you all in another post … but when dunno.. 😛 )

Anyway, coming back to the Arabic numbers, any guesses as to what was the logic behind the phonecian numbers?

It’s all about angles! It’s the number of angles. If one writes the numbers down (refer the diagram) on a piece of paper in their older forms, one quickly sees why. Notice the angles with “o”s.


The number 1 has one angle.

The number 2 has two angles.

The number 3 has three angles etc.

and “O” has no angles!!

So there you go…now you know the angular logic behind these numbers!

What melts your heart?

I think I will go mad this way…the more I try not to think..the more I think of someone and in the process end up missing him tooo much…. and am reminded of all those nicey things he says n does.. and what does it end in….I start putting down my thoughts and another post is ready!!!

Don’t know about others, but had never ever thought I would be so much deep in love. Never even dreamt that there would be someone so special in my life who will melt my heart with his liquefying actions or words. At that moment I feel rising a bit more towards love. There are these phrases you know which make me go weak in my knees when I hear them. I know, to others, it may be just simple statements… …but to me..they are really treasured words!! And as I am going through these awful days..with him away…I m reminded of it all are a few..which really makes me swoon!! And as I am going through these awful days..with him away…I m reminded of it all are a few..which really makes me swoon!!

  • Melting Heart“U r d one responsible 4 me becoming an insomniac.
  • “U r an integral part of my life”
  • “U r my heart”
  • “U have become a habit”
  • “I need you”
  • “I m missing u so msging u”
  • “I miss you.”

and the most important one

  • Just wanted to say one more thing: _ ____ ___

oh those three sweet words…you wont know the feeling until you hear it from your sweetie!!

So what is it that get your knees weak. Care to share??