Well, here we are at the precipice of another Valentine's Day: the made-up holiday that celebrates people who are in love. You're probably wondering where I get off writing a post about this since I am perpetually single. Well, you're right. I'm no expert, for sure. So I decided to tap into the uber-sage Star Wars for some wisdom and guidance that can translate into solid love advice. Those Jedis know what they're talking about!
Here we go:
"A Jedi uses the Force for knowledge and defense, never for attack.” -- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
This is a good one. Don't use love (or sex) as a weapon. It's dangerous and it's irresponsible. Use it with care. Treat it with respect.
“Who’s more foolish? The fool, or the fool who follows him?”-- Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
Got a craving for what you know is bad for you? Getting your heart broken over and over by a bad boy or girl? Who's the real dummy here? Get your head out of your thermal exhaust port and smarten up.
“Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them.” -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
Looks are deceiving. Let inner beauty, sense of humor and great dance moves be your guide.
"’Is that possible?’ I never ask that question until after we've done it." -- Han Solo, The Force Awakens
Anything's possible. Try something new!
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” -- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
Online dating. Marriage. A fight. You gotta go all in or don’t attempt it at all.
"Women always figure out the truth. Always." -- Han Solo, The Force Awakens
This is no joke fellas. Watch your back.
"I always hated watching you leave."
"That's why I did it, so you'd miss me." -- General Leia Organa and Han Solo, The Force Awakens
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, even in a galaxy far, far away.
“Your focus determines your reality.” -- Qui-Gon Jinn, The Phantom Menace
More like your LACK of focus determines your reality. It's quite simple: do A and B happens. Cause and effect. Learn it!
"I've got a bad feeling about this." -- Han Solo, The Force Awakens
Always trust your gut. If s/he looks crazy, acts crazy and talks crazy: s/he be crazy!
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...we must be cautious.”
-- Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
One word: Tinder
“Strike me down, and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.”
-- Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
Ever heard that saying: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?" That shit is real
“This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph.” -- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
Focus on the one you're with instead of always looking for someone or something better. If you can't do that, maybe you should be alone.
“You will find only what you bring in.” -- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
You have to have an open mind and be willing to put in the effort to find someone really great.
"The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded." -- Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope
Thinking about getting into a rebound relationship? You and your heart are in a fragile state. Use caution.
“That boy is our last hope”
“No. There is another” -- Obi-Wan and Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
Going through a break-up and it feels like you'll never meet anyone else, ever? Don't be silly. There's always another fish out there for you.
"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not."
-- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back
This one is self-explanatory, no? It's not the size of the ship...
May the force be with you this V-day, lovers.