Amanda rants about those happy bullshit MSN advice columns:
You know you want one of those annoying, cute, happy marriages…
And MSN is here to help! With all their lame advice – not doing this stuff? Then you’re fucked!
We all know a couple like this: after years together they still hold hands, make each other laugh and blush, get along famously, and seem to enjoy a dynamite groove the rest of us only dream of.
Yes, I do believe Bridget Jones called them the Smug Marrieds.
But what really goes on behind the scenes? Have these two soulmates actually found their perfect match in this big wide world, or are there secrets and strategies to making sure that romantic spirit continues to flourish over time?
Or are they putting on a big show to hide that they are living lives of quiet desperation?
If you too are looking for a way to better condescend to your single friends, MSN has a multi-point plan for you.
Start solid. Remember that best friend you had when you were a kid? Whether blissfully playing side-by-side in the sandbox, or building an awesome fort together, you two just grooved on being in each other’s presence. Happy couples share that same serendipitous groove, if in the all-grown-up world. Romantic chemistry aside, they genuinely like each other as people, and truly enjoy walking down the path of life hand-in-hand.
It helps to be boring, as that minimizes points of conflict.