I believe in putting your heart's desires out into the universe. When I want something to happen, I talk about it with friends and family. I also put the work behind the goal that I want, and meditate often.
Relationship memes don't work that way. We have all seen them at some point. I'm able to stomach the occasional, "A king only bows down to his queen," post on Instagram or the "Someday someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked with someone else," meme on Facebook. But memes like this one of Pharrell Williams crying have to go:
These memes have to go because the person posting them, can't just post one -- they post at least 5-10 a week. That's excessive! I will share the top reasons why you need to stop posting relationship memes.
The Posts Are Really For 1-2 People
You know the guy who broke your heart during your Sophomore year in college, or your ex-husband who left you for a woman who you explain to everyone is not as cute as you? These are the true targets of your meme obsessions. Posting memes will not help them to realize their wrongdoing or that you are "the one". Forgive them and move forward.
Will Posting Memes Really Snag You a Date?
I am all for modern technology and social media, but don't knock the conventional ways of meeting someone new. Meeting a potential partner-in-crime at a coffee shop, grocery store or charity event is still relevant in 2015. Posting about how you desire a relationship on social media is counterproductive! Get out into the world, live your best life and you will be amazed at how things fall into place.
There Are Better Ways To Spend Your Time
If you are feeling lonely, a late night post about how you wished you had company in your bed is TMI. Make better use of your time! You can spend time with friends and family or find a cause or side hustle that you're passionate about.
Frequent Posts Can Raise Red Flags
There's absolutely nothing wrong with wanting a significant other in your life, but your posts may raise red flags to prospects. You can appear insecure and needy -- no one wants to date that guy or girl.
The next time that you think about posting a relationship meme, think about the intention behind it and remember: everything is good in moderation.