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13 things Friends taught us about love

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By Farnia Fekri

Almost a week has gone by since Valentine’s Day, arguably the most romantic (and perhaps vomit-inducing) day of the year. At this point in our lives, we have learned a lot about love through watching people
a) get divorced
b) get separated
c) have gross, spoiled, ungrateful children
d) have sex on the internet.

While our belief in love has been bombarded with all these cringe-worthy scenes, and while we almost lost faith after Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock, there have also been some signs that maybe the world doesn’t suck. Dark chocolate laced with salt, the come back of the record player, the many tumbles of Jennifer Lawrence, and of course, the TV show Friends — which has taught us more about those four letters than anything else.

So here is a compilation of lessons from the show. You’re welcome.

Say what you mean and mean what you say and be an idiot saying it:

 

Only pay attention to things that really matter:

 

Being gay is a-okay:

 

Self-confidence is a panty-unlocking key sent from the Gods:

 

If you keep running into an ex, the world is trying to tell you something:

 

And if you say someone else’s name during your marriage vows, the world is also speaking to you:

 

It might take you a decade to seduce someone and that’s OK:

 

Flirting is easy and totally fool-proof:

 

HUMOUR. Enough said:

 

Being heartbroken is almost necessary and definitely inevitable:

 

Weird animal analogies will make your partner fall madly in love with you:

 

Screw relationships — love between family and friends is the bomb.com, the cat’s pyjamas and the bees knees:

 

And lastly, you should listen to everything The Eyeopener says:

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