You're The Voice: Susan on Love Triangles
Love triangles [luh-v tri-ang-guhl-s]:
The oh-so deadly yet dreadfully sweet, heart wrenching, tear wracking, feelings stomping, cliff hanging, misery making, emotion conflicting, grief causiNG DESPAIR PLUNGING SLEEP STEALING BITTERSWEET UNJUST UNFAIR FRUSTRATING LOVE TRIANGLE. Popular, but not limited to, young adult and adult romance and paranormal books, especially as of late. Solely established to produce mixed feelings of anguish and confusion, and to tear the hearts of all people worldwide.
Well, that’s just my definition. I may be over-exaggerating the feelings that I experience when it comes to love triangles, when that one girl that these two guys are just totally in love with and she can’t- oh my god okay I’m not over exaggerating.
A typical love triangle, in my opinion, is a girl, who is either totally bad-*** or a clumsy person who thinks she’s not cool but everyone actually loves her; one serious, sultry, hot hot hot, brooding, mysterious guy; and one lighter, funnier, chillaxed, hot hot hot and easy going guy.
It’s always the first guy though, the guy that she picks or ends up with. The author just wickedly chucks the second guy in the story to purposely keep me up all night crying and wondering if they can deal with this rejection.
I don’t know about you guys, but love triangles just STRESS ME OUT. Whatever happens, someone is going to get hurt and not everyone will be satisfied. And some authors, realising this, throw in another character for the rejected party to get together with as some kind of a consolation prize. IT'S TERRIBLE. 'Pity' relationships just don't feel real to me so no no no (unless of course, they were just absolutely destined for each other).
Yes, stories with love triangles are just so common these days, and despite the emotional journey it takes me on, I STILL PUT MYSELF THROUGH IT. ALL THE TIME. I have no-one to blame but myself. It’s my guilty pleasure, even though they are so overrated now. What makes them so alluring, so attractive, though? Is it the feeling of two guys wanting a girl enough to fight for her? The dramatic scenarios, heart wrenching conversations and decisions? The choices that could affect the most important relationships in their lives? Maybe just the super sexy characters. Okay, all of the above for me, it just seems so unrealistic to the point it’s fascinating.
So any favourite love triangles here? I'd have to say mine are The Hunger Games, Matched and of course Vamp Academy!
Thanks for reading guys, appreciate it! :)