Looking for love this summer? Take heart. My feature interview with the @TorontoStar reveals the positive trend toward committed partnerships. Goodbye ‘vaxxed and waxed.’ Hello ‘ultimate-love summer.’ #commitment #couples

Move over ‘Hot Girl Summer,’ and ‘Vaxxed and Waxed Summer.’ It’s time for ‘Ultimate-Love Summer.’ Here’s an article you’ll really enjoy from editor Jen Kirsch. She writes,

“There’s a new type of PDA that I’m lusting for and, judging from online comments and collective agreements in various conversations, you probably are too. It’s not solely getting physically hot and heavy out in public but instead, it’s public displays of affection when it comes to romance. Think: Words uttered. Grand gestures. Proud partnerships. Gushy posts on the ’gram.

Hot celeb couples who came together during the pandemic, like Kourtney Kardashian and Blink-182’s Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox, are prime examples of these over-the-top/in-love-for-all-to-see couples, yet there are so many more.

After a year of non-celebrating or having anything to look forward to, the pandi has allowed us to dream again when it comes to love and having the romance of a lifetime. We’ve been at home, reflecting, and we aren’t going to settle for anything less than amazing, which is why it’s so fulfilling seeing others thrive.

“The reassessment we experienced during the pandemic has altered our priorities. Rather than moving through the revolving door of hookups and casual encounters people are now seeking depth and meaning in their relationships,” says relationship expert Susan Winter.

Last summer was a writeoff and summers past have been all about summer flings and playing it cool.

But this is different. Move over “Hot Girl Summer,” and “Vaxxed and Waxed Summer.” Introducing: a more new-school take on romance, the “Ultimate Love Summer.” After a worldwide pandemic, things and perceptions have changed.

“It’s refreshing, isn’t it? We’re seeing a trend in the expression of love and pride in one’s choice of partner,” Winter said. She says this is a real departure from the murky world of “situationships” and hookups, and that stating one’s affection to the world is a bold move that requires confidence and conviction.

Continue reading: https://www.thestar.com/life/relationships/opinion/2021/06/12/move-over-hot-girl-summer-and-vaxxed-and-waxed-summer-its-time-for-ultimate-love-summer.html