What’s in a name? Or perhaps more aptly, what’s in a functional love life? Books is here, with a novel twist, to give the 411 for surviving this romance season unscathed…
[divider]Be weary of Great Expectations[/divider]
The midsummer night’s dream…
The real answer to “wherefore art thou Romeo?” is quite devastating… on a stage.
The tragic truth is, no Leo waits for us behind a fish tank. He’d rather spend his bearded life with a host of supermodels half his age.
In the words of Calaban “I cried to dream again”…
[divider]Listen to the stars[/divider]
Bad move – the stars don’t lie. Now we don’t mean the Exeposé horoscopes – they are a bit more open to interpretation… We are referring to the stars of fate. Try to go against them, and things generally don’t turn out so well…
[divider]“When you assume…”[/divider]
Oscar Wilde makes a very wise point; when it comes to love, we can have a tendency to go a little crackers. However, please don’t jump the gun – or, in Juliet’s case, put it to your head. Again, it won’t end well…
Romeo and Juliet are a brilliant case in point of what not to do when you’re in love. Take note.
[divider]Being single is okay, more than okay[/divider]
Despairing in your solitary state is not healthy. It’s only one small step between Bridget Jones…
…. and Dickens’ Miss Havisham.
Now words of wisdom against those people. The ones who put on the persona of a “little fool”, as Daisy Buchanan describes. Don’t fall for it…
Not even the removal of a t-shirt guarantees romantic success.
Unless the shirt comes in 50 shades… seriously though, flip flops and vest tops are about 4 months premature.
It also helps to acknowledge when the love of your life comes with a handbag(gage) of Wilde proportions.
Crazy Exes, including very mad (but much very living) wives, are exe-tremely undesirable.
On the question of crazy, beware of these people. There’s enthusiastic… and there’s just plain obsessive.
Another top tip – don’t accept unsolicited refreshments. In the muggle world, love potion = alcohol.
[divider]How to avoid doing a Ron[/divider]
1. Wear something half-decent.
2. Avoid insulting people
“he told the examiner about the ugly man with a wart on his nose in the crystal ball, only to look up and realize he was describing the examiner’s reflection.”
3. Never wave. Ever.
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