‘Lone­li­ness can be fun; part­ner­ships can cor­rode’ SE­RI­OUSLY CYRUS

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - LifeStyle - Over the past six years I’ve been in a string of re­la­tion­ships which usu­ally last three or four mushy meet­ings, be­cause I get bored of peo­ple. Lately, a woman called up my mother and re­vealed my es­capades. What fol­lowed next was a moth­erly out­rage. How do

PN, this is one of the strangest ques­tions I’ve ever re­ceived. Al­most as strange as the one that asked me why I don’t use con­di­tioner in my hair? Which, frankly was un­called for, as I do ap­ply con­di­tioner, al­beit on a yearly ba­sis only. Why feel guilty, when your only crime is break­ing up quickly? The Ro­man­tic Al­manac, penned by Ti­mothy Al­bright, clearly states that all par­ties have the right to break up with other par­ties, and on any day off the week, bar­ring Sun­days. Please don’t bother with the iden­tity of the com­plainant. In­stead pacify and con­vince your mother that you re­spect all, but can’t stand to be with any­one for more than 15 min­utes. And re­mem­ber do all this on any day, bar­ring Sun­day.

Mr.Love, get­ting num­bers of posters and then ac­tu­ally call­ing is gen­er­ally quite creepy. It’s good how­ever, that you started talk­ing about the pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion. Af­ter 3 or 4 calls you could ask her out for tea or cof­fee, to dis­cuss and fine tune de­tails. If she says yes, please carry money for the cof­fee. If she is vague and hes­i­tant, it means you’ve crept her out call­ing the num­ber from the poster. So far so good. Take the next step and let’s hope you get your, ‘ko­dak’ mo­ment.

AA, nor­mally, with a lit­tle re­jec­tion, I’d give it a chance. But there is some­thing in your let­ter which is mak­ing me panic. You men­tioned that when you try to ap­proach her, she runs away. She flees from you. ‘She’, runs like a deer from a preda­tor. Or Priyanka Cho­pra from qual­ity cin­ema. Take your pick. Your ‘I Love You’ has ter­ri­fied her. And her run­ning away, has ter­ri­fied me. She avoids you like you are Kim Jong Un’s hair­cut. Please leave her alone. Please.

XYZ, don’t knock lone­li­ness. It can be fun. Part­ner­ships cor­rode. Af­ter some­time to­gether, most cou­ples have noth­ing to say to each other, in any case. there is no such thing as I’m too busy, or I’m too un­lucky, to find love. At least not with the amount of dat­ing web­sites out there. In the dig­i­tal age, in fact, there is too much love, avail­able. So stop feel­ing sorry for your­self and, put your­self out there more. Even peo­ple who ap­pear on in Big Boss House find love.

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