In my case, flirting is a talent I inconveniently lack. It seems almost impossible to talk to a guy I like…I suddenly become tongue tied. On the other hand, the people I’m naturally friendly to, the ones I only want to develop a friendship with, get the wrong idea and want to establish a relationship. It’s a vicious cycle out there; friends, relationships, fucking feelings. But wait, it doesn’t stop there. When I suddenly get the nerve to go on a date with someone I sincerely have feelings for, I have to subject myself to awkward, uncomfortable conversation. You know how those begin…. . “Wow, business. That’s an interesting major....” Is it worth it? Or do we have to force ourselves to be threatened when we're dating? A grueling process I like to call Intimi-dating.
As we reach adulthood, when relationships become an important element in our lives, it only seems to get more difficult. Life was so much easier when the only settlement we had to come to terms with was a simple toy. I guess all we can do now, as we turn our backs to our childhood, is embrace the moment, regret nothing, and appreciate the fact that we received the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures in the first place.