We’re talking about that true, OTP love that would make you willingly give up your smartphone…forever.
You know what they say: if you can’t find love, go back in time! Okay, no one actually says that, but it seems like anyone who time travels in a drama will fall madly and deeply in love with someone from that time period. It made us wonder: do time traveling and falling in love go hand in hand? Who needs Tinder when you’ve got a time traveling machine.
Would you time travel for the sake of finding love? And if you did, would you then stay?
Anna: In all of the time traveling dramas I’ve watched, I always found it a bit unbelievable that all these protagonists would find their soulmates in a different era. Like really, there was absolutely no one you liked in the 21st century? But being the emotional crybaby I am when it comes to dramas, I still get suckered in and always find myself weeping towards the end when the couple is faced with the inevitable separation. Damn you, space-time continuum!
Alas, since I also consider myself as sort of a hopeless romantic in these situations, I would still willingly travel backwards or forwards in time to meet and fall in love with my one true love! I can learn to live without indoor plumbing and the Internet…right? Hopefully, it’d all work out the drama way where either I’m able to stay in the past with him or he comes to the present with me. (Preferably the latter, plz.) Just think, no one would ever beat us for a better “how we met” story! True love and bragging rights forever. So, thanks; A Step Into the Past, My Love from Another Star, Rooftop Prince & Captain of Destiny for showing me that not even time and space can stand in the way of true, logic-defying love!
Estelle: Though I’m all for defying odds to be with the one you love, but the practical in me can’t quite get on board with it. I mean what about your loved ones? Family, friends? What about your responsibilities? Are you just going to shed it all for love? That’s a bit selfish, no? Plus, in these time travel scenarios I would either be going backwards or forwards permanently and I’m not completely sure I can deal with that.
After the initial honeymoon phase I’ll probably be washing my face with tears everyday missing home. Not to mention if I’m traveling back in time I would likely have to learn a new language (it’s not as easy as it appears on TV – people did not speak modern Chinese or Korean or whatever back in the days) and obey some incredibly oppressive rules because women rights were not a thing yet. Add insult to injury I might have to share my husband with other women, even if HE may only love me, we might have to bend to societal pressures because that’s reality. I’ll probably also die a sad death at a relatively young age due to the lack of medicine and the high risks associated with childbirth. Eep.
Maybe he can come to my time instead? Bring some pots and pans from his time and we will make a fortune selling “antiques.” Now that sounds more like a plan!
Let’s be real here and give us your takes on:
Would you time travel to find your true love? If yes, would you stay?
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