Jeremy Lin + Linsanity + The Dating World
He was virtually unheard of just a few weeks ago, but now it seems that the entire world has Lin-sanity. This term, of course, has been recently coined to show how just how cray-cray we are for NBA star Jeremy Lin. As with everything else in life, apparently, the athlete’s story can be applied to looking for love. Linsanity is actually a pretty amazing way of describing the wild and crazy world of dating.
The New York Knicks player’s story isn’t one of struggle or hardship. He’s a normal guy who’s had the (virtually) same problems the rest of us have had. He was, in fact, a completely, run-of-the-mill, average guy until he finally had his time to shine in the pop culture limelight.
Yes, his success story happened much quicker than most of ours do, but I’m just trying to make the point that people shouldn’t start making an American Idol sob story out of his life. He wasn’t born in the slums, he didn’t teach himself to read or deal with his family’s oppression. He’s from an upper middle class family in the affluent hippie town of Palo Alto, California and he went to prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. And he’s only 23, for Pete’s sake. Most of us wait a lifetime for this kind of luck and notoriety.
He was even meant to have been dating Kim Kardashian, which pretty much says it all. You haven’t hit the big time until you’ve been linked to the human equivalent of an athletic round of musical chairs.
But I digress. Here’s what Jeremy Lin can teach us about dating at the ripe, young age of 23.
Most of us start off at the same level, happy with our lot in life, waiting, waiting, waiting for the one. We have normal experiences, date normal people, have relationships, and have mild (or intense) cases of heartbreak. We’re all floundering around on the sidelines of love ready and waiting for our chance to play in the big game.
When that moment comes, when you bask in the glow of true adoration and affection, you’ll know. Like Lin has quickly become an It Boy, you, too, will find your It Boy in time.
You will find the kind of success and happiness he’s currently having when the partner is right.
Don’t waste your time regretting what could have been with the wrong people, and focus on finding Mr. Right. When you finally make that game-changing slam dunk, you’ll know true happiness.
Hold out for what your deserve and the person that feels right. You’d be Lin-sane not to!
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About the Author: Laura Schreffler is a former New York Daily News columnist who left the world of celebrity behind to focus on what makes her happiest — love and travel. She is the creator of LoveTrekker.com — a website devoted to these two passions that she fondly calls “looking for love in all the right places.” In her spare time she likes to play matchmaker for her friends, dream about her next vacation and gaze at photographs of Taylor Kitsch. For more advice on love, relationships, and happiness, check out http://lovetrekker.com & her book "Internet Dating 101". And follow her here at Happiness Series with her weekly blog about finding love.