Monday, June 14, 2010

If You Like It…Put a Label On It!

Gucci, Fendi, Prada, D&G, Chanel, Coach—you know…the labels. Society is obsessed with labels. They are thrown at us in the media. It’s easy to get caught up in labels because for some, they show status.

Of course, designer labels are not the titles that I am referring to. I’m talking about the “boyfriend/girlfriend” labels. In fact, it seems like there are more relationship labels than designers these days. You can be single, dating, “just friends”, in a boyfriend/girlfriend type relationship, friends with benefits (AKA f%#@ buddies), and the list can go on forever.

The question is: Are you a Gucci handbag or are you a cheap Coach knockoff…Do you know your label?

Actually, forget about labels—how about the very beginning of the relationship. You’re getting to know each other; things are great, fun, almost too easy. When does it all change? When does the easygoing pretense fall away to reveal the anxious, discontented creatures that we truly are?

Instead of those first two or three months of bliss ending with bitter and hurt feelings because both participants weren’t in it for the same reason—why not just go with the flow and see what happens?

Of course, there will come a time where you both need to know where you stand, but let it just be that simple; know where you stand—no labels needed. It could be as simple as both of you are seeing other people or being exclusive.

One last thing—I absolutely do not condone “friends with benefits”, but that’s for another post… Happy Dating!


Laelani Stone said...

If you like then you shld have put a ring on it hahahahahahaha. Labels change everything I'm so 50-50 about it. You give it a label and it breaths life into a beast you had no clue was there.

Jazz Stanton said...

So true, Ms. Stone, thats why I feel like if you know where you stand in the relationship, than everything should be fine, but some people put so much into having a label, like a label makes them "official."

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