A cliche is something that everyone keeps saying over and over again and we are tired of hearing it, a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought. Like in Nigerian movies when a guy is toasting a girl and she agrees the next thing he does is take her to a supermarket, then they play in a garden, and then the beach, that’s a cliche we all are tired of (at least I know I am). Now that we’ve got that settled let’s dive into the article.
1. “LOVE IS BLIND”
The polite way of saying, “Love is a sneaky bitch.” If you’re that into someone then all of their faults and undesirable qualities will drop off your radar. When you’ve got it that bad you won’t notice their annoyances, bad habits, or if they happen to gain a bit of weight. And even if you did notice, chances are you would hardly care anyway.
2. “OPPOSITES ATTRACT”
Okay, so this one might only be partially true. Please don’t misconstrue this cliché and date, someone, you have nothing in common with. When it comes to personalities, though, opposites can mesh well together. If you’re naturally loud then dating someone who’s a bit on the shy side could help balance you out. As long as you have the important stuff in common, opposites can be good together.
3. “THERE ARE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA.”
Again, this is hardly what you want to hear after being dumped by someone you genuinely care for, but it’s true. So what if things didn’t work out this time? With over seven billion people walking the planet, you’re bound to stumble upon at least one person who’s right for you. Chin up and keep doing your thing!
4. “ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.”
What’s one of the biggest dating red flags? When someone is all talk and no action. Texting “I miss you” takes zero effort. Putting down the video games and getting off his butt to see you will show that he means it. Sure, it’s innocent small stuff now, but as the two of you become more serious, you’ll likely find that he won’t follow through on the big commitments, either. If he’s a great talker but isn’t willing to back his words up with corresponding actions, then it’s best to cut him loose now to avoid future disappointment.
5. “EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON.”
It’s the last thing we all want to hear when shit hits the fan, but life has proven time and time again that everything does happen for a reason. Every guy who’s ghosted or dumped you (or vice versa) has shaped who you are and pointed you in a new direction with unlimited opportunities. Whether you believe in karma, fate, a higher power’s plan or simply just growing from your experiences, every bad event serves up some kind of good.
6. “YOU’LL FIND LOVE WHEN YOU STOP LOOKING FOR IT.”
One of the reasons that dating apps suck is because every person swiping right is actively looking to make a connection. When you take a break from looking for love, a few miraculous things happen: the pressure lifts, you feel more confident, and you can discover exactly what it is that you want. Almost every happy couple would agree that your ideal match will show up when you least expect him to.
7. “YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF BEFORE YOU CAN LOVE ANOTHER.”
This is one cliché that makes me cringe. It might be because the “love yourself” phrase is kind of sappy and too touchy-feely but, regardless of that nails-on-a-chalkboard feeling upon hearing it, you can’t deny that it rings true. Happy relationships can only develop between two people who are as comfortable with themselves as they are with one another. It’s important to value yourself enough to know that you should always be a priority; refuse to fall to the wayside and never lose sight of yourself.
8. “TRUST YOUR GUT.”
Your intuition is one of your most valuable assets. If your gut is telling you that something just isn’t right then don’t ignore it. Listen to it. Trust it. On the flip side, if you have a good feeling about someone you just met, even if he’s not your type, don’t hold back! That intuitive pull is signalling a genuine connection, so drop the games and continue with what feels natural.