The greatest quest in human history, the search for love has plagued the minds of romantically interested singles for millenia. In this Take, I am going to tell you why it's a waste of time.
Now, before you think I am some cynical bastard who is trying to debunk love or show that it doesn't exist, I want to clear this up: love is a wonderful and real thing. It is humanity at its best: selfless in nature, pure in intent, noble in resolve. It cares for all because it ins unconditional. It doesn't require anything from the other. It accepts all things, believes all things, and endures all things.
So why is the search for love a waste of time? Because love isn't something you can impose. It's something that just happens, over a period of time. The fact of the matter is that you can't make anyone love you. No matter what. So instead of searching for it, I suggest a different path: try to love every person you know. Not romantically, but rather, love them as a parent would a child. Love them because they are human beings, and love them for who they are. The biggest mistake that people make is that they spend their time trying to get people to love them, when they themselves are slow to love.
So I challenge everyone who reads this: do not seek love. Rather, show love to everyone you know. You might find that the heart wishes to love rather than be loved.