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11 Pieces of Love Advice From Shoes

If we could organize our romantic relationships as well as we organized our shoe collections, we'd be set. It turns out we can learn a thing or two about love from our glitzy stilettos and sleek boots. Afterall, isn't true love the meeting of two soles? 

1. The more time you spend with a shoe, the more comfortable the fit will be. First dates can be awkward, but chemistry can improve over time. Be willing to give people a second chance.

2. All shoes go through wear and tear over time. It's your decision to mend them or throw them out. Relationships are ever-changing, so don't become complacent if your relationship has gone into a slump.

3. Just because a shoe looks good doesn't mean it will treat you well. Superficiality will do you no favors for the long haul.

4. Shoes can be enticing, but don't try on a shoe you can't afford to buy. Respect your relationships by only dating if you are ready and able to commit.

5. With some shoes, you can only spend a few hours (or minutes!) with them before your feet start to cry. Don't ignore the warning signs of a harmful relationship!

6. While common interests are a plus in a pair, differences can be a nice complement as well.

7. Some shoes are good for hitting the dance floor. Others will protect you in a storm. Accept that each pair has its own strengths and weaknesses and no one shoe can do it all. However, this doesn't mean you can't find your perfect fit.

8. Don't limit your prospects to a certain "type" of shoe. You'll be surprised at the number of eligible bachelors you overlooked before!

9. While the opinions of your friends and family matter, remember that you are the one wearing the shoes. Your decisions should ultimately be guided by what's best for you (or your feet).

10. When you force a shoe to fit, you will only hurt yourself. Let your relationships progress naturally.


11. Just because one pair hurt you doesn't mean you should live the rest of your life barefoot.

Connie is a professional and creative writing major at Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently obsessed with pole fitness, pumpkin bread, and '80s fashion.
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