Life Is Not Like Instagram: Damn you, Cupid
Dave Cornthwaite

You talk about commitment, and Tessa writes beautifully about lasting love; that’s one challenge, of course. But what about the beginning?

“The moment I’d stand up to go they’d accept it, rather than saying they wanted to try and make things work.”

This has been my experience too. It’s a hard sell for someone to put their faith in a possible relationship with you when you’ve only been together for a few days. I don’t expect it of others, and I don’t expect it of myself. But how, then, does this love ever have a chance to materialise? I’d love for it to be so obvious that when “the one sways by all gorgeous and unavoidable” the choice to try and make it work becomes mutually inevitable — but I’m not sure it’s that black and white…?