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15 Cartoons Showing The Difference Between Dating & Real Love

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    A set of cartoons that depicts what real love looks like has been presented. The collection was put together by the wonderful people at Brightside.

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    These cartoons do not mean to insult anyone or make anybody feel like they are not giving real love. They are also useful in providing insight into how much empathy we have, and how much we ourselves may be lacking in our own lives.

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We live in a time where the world of dating and relationships has never been so convoluted. Gone are the days where someone had to muster up the courage to approach someone that caught their eye, and here (seemingly to stay) are the days of swiping right to twenty potential partners in a matter of minutes.

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While the ease of connectivity is cool, the major downside (to some) seems to be a shift from a focus on building a genuine relationship to locating a quick f*** buddy. It’s an interesting reality to be a part of to say the least, and it’s hard to believe the new style of dating isn’t a major contributor to marriage rates hitting an all-time low in the United States.

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As a hopeless romantic at heart, I was happy to come across a series of cartoons that play on the seemingly shrinking perspective on love. The collection was put together by the wonderful people at Brightside outlining the difference between real love and passion. Here are the 15 images with my takeaways from them:

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It’s always easy to appreciate another’s beauty when a lot of time and effort is put into every aspect of their appearance. It’s another thing to see and appreciate it when they are instead in their more natural state. We are all always beautiful and true love tends to emphasize that.

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Conflict is a natural part of every relationship. It is our reaction to it that tends to differentiate the fickle from the committed.

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Just like online dating, the world of social media has added an entirely new dynamic to relationships. As much as online displays of affection can be wonderful, taking the time to also do them in a more personal and intimate setting tends to be that much more powerful and heartfelt.

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Intimacy is a fun part of every relationship, but how it differs in genuine love is that it isn’t always the main motive operating behind every interaction.

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We’ve all experienced dates like this at some point in our lives. We find ourselves sitting across the table from a prospective partner and can’t help but make our mind drift as they talk about something we cannot connect to. All relationships will always have their differences but the ones backed by love will always be two-way conversations filled with care.

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Decision making is a two person game that works best if both parties come together in making the choice, rather than only one simply pushing their desires.

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We all have long and tiring days away from one another. True love tends to recognize that and find ways to help alleviate that hardship rather than add to it unnecessarily.

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A willingness to provide care in a time of need is always a wonderful sign suggesting that love is truly in the mix. A lack of it can suggest that the person is either too preoccupied with their own well-being or they only have one thing in mind when they do spend time with you.

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The language we choose when communicating with a significant other can go a long way in how the relationship unfolds. Love tends to recognize the best way to approach things.

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Life is always going to challenge relationships with distance and time apart. How we choose to respond to that will often be a good indicator of how serious the relationship is.

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Not being able to keep your hands off one another is always a fun part of every new relationship, but you know it’s love when you are able to pick your spots and know that it will be worth your while (and more comfortable for others) when that time comes.

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Even if your partner’s love language is the receiving of gifts, it should never be done to prove your feelings for someone. Gift giving is a wonderful thing, especially when it comes about naturally and has a lot of thought behind it.

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Again, intimacy is an awesome part of every relationship, but it should never be the only part. Connect with a partner who loves non-intimate time with you just as much and there will still be plenty of time where the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign still gets used.

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A great indicator of love is when you naturally find yourself excited to share something with your partner. Their reaction at times can even become more interesting to you than your own.

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With the nature of dating these days it’s hard not to easily wander into thoughts about there simply being someone else if this doesn’t work out. True love doesn’t even consider it.


This is how each of the 15 cartoons spoke to me, how do they speak to you?


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A large portion of our journalism that you’re used to seeing on our Collective Evolution platform has now moved over to The Pulse. We will be publishing most of our news articles there, while Collective Evolution focuses more on personal development.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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