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Summer of Love… Or not

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June 24, 2013 by thejalebichronicles

Four Chambers:- Heart aches, heart throbs and so much more

summer_love-1280x800[1]To most, the word summer indicates a time of relaxation, beaches, happiness and relationships. For most of us Indian kids out there, however, summer break isn’t about falling in love, like we see in the movies, but about figuring out, working out or straightening out our relationships; referring to the people who are already engaged in one, that is.

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Summer has traditionally been associated with love. It is no wonder that so many love songs have the word ‘summer’ in them (no thank you, One Direction and JT). However, notice how we use the word  ‘myth’ in this context. These myths range from ridiculous ones such as, “She finds my tractor sexy”,(umm, NO), to the most obvious ones like “Men find women more attractive during summer”, (bikinis have nothing to do with this; no sir.)

All the evidence tells us that summer is the perfect season for l’amour and more, doesn’t it?

Wrong. A recent study conducted by Facebook shows the seasonality of relationships, (it seems Facebook stalks us as much as we use it for that purpose.) Apparently, June is the month that love birds should fear the most while dating. The summer months through June to August, as recorded by facebook are the months those in relationships must be most wary of. And it’s not just us teenagers, but people up to the age of 45 who are observed to be following this pattern.

The reasons behind such a phenomenon? Some studies suggest that the warm weather tends to make people more cheerful and hence socialize more. Then, there’s  the obvious fact; people appearing more attractive during these months. Also, it makes sense that most relationships do not last beyond the two to three month mark, and naturally, February seems to be the most  suitable month to begin a relationship.

 

Summer_Love_by_GraveArt666[1]Naturally, the question of why we should continue doing the same thing we were doing in the holidays now arises. Vacations are really about needing a change from what has already become routine, so it isn’t surprising that June is the month when all relationships go kaput.

Three cheers to the music industry and Tumblr for fooling us into believing that summer and love are synonymous when in fact, we have to work hard on just hanging by the thread during the season. Off to work, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

–          Diksha Negi

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One thought on “Summer of Love… Or not

  1. Summer! The month of Sweat and grime and Holiday Homework! *whew*

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