Love & Romance

Moving On Without Closure

Closure is a luxury. You may deserve it. But with the way life and relationships work, it’s more like a courtesy. Most of the time, we don’t get closure from a significant other, friend, or family member that we have to part with. But with the way life and relationships work, we have to move on. There’s […]

Math & Me: The Complicated Formula for Finding Love

I’ve never been great at math. Sure, the average arithmetic and algebra make (enough) sense to me, but anxiety sets in when the subject turns to statistics. Ask me to convert a z score to an x value given a certain probability or what the degrees of freedom are from an F-distribution, and I only […]

I’m Not Undateable, Everyone Else Is

Every time I visit my grandparents, they never fail to ask me if I have a boyfriend. My answer 95% of the time is, “no.” My answer also never fails to perplex them because they don’t see why I can’t just find someone. That’s just it, though. I can’t just find someone. The more I […]

When Charting Out the Big Picture, Don’t Forget to Include the Legend

If you’ve never taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), it basically boils down your personality to four categories. These categories are represented through an abbreviation, like INTJ or ESFP. Each letter represents a preference between opposing categories: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. iNtuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. Like most personality tests, it’s […]

Why Friendships Are Hard to Maintain After College

Friendships change as a post-graduate.  This seems to be a running theme for everyone who has been through the education system for over 15 years.  Friendships that were formed through the forging of classrooms tend to fall apart on the wayside.  This is not caused by arguments or disagreements (though some are).  Most friendships after […]

Why You Should Stop Calling Yourself “Undateable”

Every Valentine’s Day, it seems like cynics are suddenly everywhere. I’m surrounded by people getting ready to celebrate “Singles’ Awareness Day” and scoffing at those who are in a relationship. Which is fine. If you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, why not take the opportunity to love yourself? I think it’s empowering, and […]

What is True Love?

Lust vs Love. Love vs In Love. Romantic Love vs Platonic Love. With so many different ways to love, one type of love baffles me the most – true love. True Love’s What?! As a Disney fanatic and a sucker for chick flicks, I grew up hearing and believing in “one true love” and “true love’s […]

Sit Still Already

Today I sat, staring out at the harbour. The sun gleaming down on the water and the wind gently pushing through my open window. I turned my car off, stared out towards the vast sea and in that moment without any thinking I pulled my legs up sat straight and closed my eyes. This was […]

The Most Beautiful Thing On Earth

I cannot think of anything more evil than divorce.  I’m not merely talking about marital divorce, but rather any great separation from those we love or have loved—be it through falling out, break-up, legal divorce, or death—is the clearest portrayal of Hell on Earth.  If you think that I’m being a bit strong with this […]

Interstellar: Fighting For What You Love

DISCLAIMER: THIS BLOG CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE FILM INTERSTELLAR Last Friday, director Christopher Nolan released his latest work Interstellar.  While on the surface this film is about traveling through a wormhole to find a new habitable world, at its core it’s a love story between a father and daughter that transcends time and space.  The […]