It’s probably fair to say that most every girl in the world has seen, or read, romantic fairytales. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White… I could list more, but you get the idea. Why are little girls (and sometimes not so little girls) captivated by the whole happily-ever-after thing?
Because we’re girls and a whole lot of us are seriously into romance. And what could be better than a handsome Prince Charming coming to the rescue of the beautiful girl (or princess)?
Our very own Prince Charming. Or ‘Romeo,’ who kind of looks like a prince in the video below.
Are there any real-life princes though? When we were kids, we certainly thought so. But then we grew up and started calling them soul mates. I guess that term makes it sound like there’s a deeper meaning to a relationship but I think they’re all pretty much the same thing. No matter what we call them though, the question is…
Are they just fantasies conjured up by authors with overactive imaginations or real live, flesh and blood men?
Do fairytales set us up to be disappointed when we grow up? Do we eventually give up and just settle, losing out on that whole soul mate connection? Or … did we have it, only to lose it in the hustle and bustle of life? Responsibilities, kids, jobs…
The Urban Dictionary defines ‘soul mate’ as: A person with whom you have an immediate connection the moment you meet – a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before…
Now I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the Urban Dictionary, but that seems to go along with what I’ve heard other people describe. Those who believe they’ve found their other half. Or at least they believe it in the early days. Wouldn’t it be interesting to talk to them ten years later and see if that assessment still holds true?
Are there any princes left today, if there were ever any to begin with? Or do we just have well-behaved, fairly domesticated frogs to choose from? I’m kind of leaning toward the frogs. Just not too close. After all, Miss Piggy was never able to turn Kermit into a prince with a kiss so why take a chance on catching warts?
What about you? Do you believe in soul-mates? Were you blessed with a prince, an amphibian … or something in between?
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