*You’ve heard the saying, “A good man is hard to find.” How about “Love is never having to say you’re sorry.” Finding love has never been easy and there may be a myriad of reasons why some of us have a harder time than others. But did it ever occur to you that your favorite celebrity may be one of them?
According to the relationship column, The (Ree)lationship Guide, someone you’ve probably never even met may be to blame for you still being single.
Think about all the times you’ve heard the phrase, “I want a lady in the streets and the freak in the bed” to describe what men are looking for in a woman. Rapper Ludacris can take a bow for making that phrase popular. And ever since Bey sang the lyric in Single Ladies, its become a motto for any newly engaged woman, “He liked it and put a ring on it.”
That’s just two of many examples of celebrities’ influence on love and relationships. Here’s a few more ways that your favorite celebs are keeping you single:
- Glamorization of a fantasy: Your favorite celebs have sold you fantasies for a very long time. Men who are attracted to women who look like Halle Berry, Kim Kardashian, and Rihanna are unaware of the costs associated with maintaining the beauty of the aforementioned. There are personal trainers, cosmetic treatments, cosmetic surgeries, etc. that help create the beautiful image you see on the Internet, TV, and/or in the magazines. So, if you want a woman as beautiful as the women who dazzle red carpets at the most exclusive events in the world, be prepared to pull out your wallet and “create” her.
- Glamorization of risky sεxual behavior: It’s no coincidence that a man who’s responsible for four children by four different women — three of whom were born in the same year — proudly raps “I wish I could f*ck every girl in the world.” While you’re an adult who is capable of doing whatever you want to whomever (with their consent), it doesn’t mean you should actually do those things. The glamorization of unprotected sεx diminishes the severity of the matter. AIDS is no laughing matter and it does not discriminate based upon race, sεxual orientation, and/or popularity.
- Glamorization of bisεxuality: T.I.’s longtime pal Young Dro created the anthem for bisεxuality when he rapped “My girl got a girlfriend.” More and more women have suddenly found interest in other women to, ironically, attract men. This trend grew so popular that even rapper Nicki Minaj admitted that her claims of being bisεxual were a publicity stunt. Unbeknownst to men, a request for ménage à trois led many women to flee from men altogether. Today the fastest growing relationship is amongst women who identify themselves as lesbians, not bisεxuals.
Read more examples of how your favorite celebs are keeping you single here.