Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Oh, we're just friends"

        I am not an expert at love. I do not know how to find love, create love, or grow love. I am, after all, an engineer, so no feelings of sympathy need be directed my way; I choose to indulge in my geeky tendencies and accept the consequences. However, I have gotten lucky a few times. The luck is probably building up right now, growing and maturing, until it reaches that critical mass where sparks will fly. And hopefully, those sparks can ignite a small flame.
        Something that I have learned through the spots of luck that I have experienced is that guys and girls can't be "just friends". It does not work that way. We have been programmed to want more than just friendship from each other, and if you think that you and someone of the opposite gender are "just friends", you are living in a state of denial. Somebody's feelings are being suppressed for that friendship to work, trust me. Now, there are probably a lot of girls who will read this and think, "Oh my gosh! Does Eric secretly have a crush on me because I thought we were just friends?" When in reality, you should probably be saying to yourselves, "Oh my gosh! Do I secretly have a crush on Eric??" If the latter is is the case, feel free to stop by and profess your love to me. Truth is, I'm probably secretly crushing on you, too, and we will be able to live happily ever after.
         Now, out of the mouth of two or three witnesses is truth declared. I did not come to proclaim my crazy radical ideas all by myself. Oh, no. Check out this video by a Utah State student where he interviews 20+ other students about this exact same topic. And please pay close attention to the differences between the men's and women's responses. Remember my earlier statement about living in denial... Enjoy!

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