I am a huge fan of the show "Adam Ruins Everything," because he takes subjects that people believe, just because, and shows the reason most of us believe stuff is because of corporate marketing; there was a time people didn't feel they had to buy a diamond ring to propose to someone, until a diamond company made the idea attractive, now everybody wants a diamond engagement ring.
That's how I feel about the people on this show. They've all been hoodwinked into believing they have to have this ONE relationship, that this ONE person is the love of their entire life and without them, they're nothing. I mean there's a love industry, money is made on love. So many of these people actually have good relationships with others. Ricky has great friends, Tarik has a great brother, Angela has a lot of friends too.
I can understand wanting someone special in your life, but these folks are taking all kinds of crazy risks. In 1995, I met a man I'd corresponded with online for an entire year. No big romance, and he wasn't the love of my life, but we had a pretty good time together, and I wish he were alive today. But he didn't come at me like, "I'm going to marry this American girl and take her back to Australia." He didn't come bearing an engagement ring. We had never spoken on the phone, we had never seen each other, just emails back and forth, every day for a year.
What gets me about Paul and Tarik and Ricky is they really believe that this beautiful dream woman is going to solve all of their problems. But what happens if (in Tarik's and Ricky's case) the women are real and they get married? What happens is that reality sets in and the dream doesn't look so good anymore. Take Russ and Pao, I think Russ wanted this bombshell wife, but he never thought of the ramifications, the downside; in his case, what would happen when the bombshell got tired of living in the middle of the country.
The truth is, no one is entitled to a relationship; you might want one, but it doesn't mean you'll have one and if you have one, you don't know how long it will last. All these folks need to cultivate the relationships they have, the real, non online ones and just see where these relationships go, you never know.