The Relationship Forecast

This morning your boyfriend didn’t text you. Naturally today’s forecast will be “fine” with a high chance of mood swings. The only way to navigate through this monsoon of emotions is to bury to yourself in romantic comedies and sugary treats.

My friends tend to generalise relationships into several categories of casual, open, friends with benefits, exclusive with celebrity exceptions or just full blown monogamy. And whilst there is absolutely nothing wrong with that – sadly there isn’t a device in existence to predict whether your relationship is headed for sunny days or a torrential down poor. What works for some, may not work for others. It is impossible to predict each others guidelines and deadlines; when should you make the first move, is sex on the first date okay, or are you moving too fast? We all have different interpretations of what is considered dating decorum so start communicating and form your own relationship guide.

Whilst it would be a wonderful world if we could simplify everything into the two dimensional philosophy of ‘men are from Mars and women are from Venus,’ these rules cannot cater for all. Read all the relationship self-help books and astrology profiles you like but I can guarantee the lunar calendar has absolutely no effect on your love life. And by all means strive to find your companions archetype if you think it will help predict if your relationship is headed for storm season. But it’s my recommendation to just wait and see what the weather brings.

PS – Thank you to my friend who came up with this title – sorry I stole it but it was too good to pass up.

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