Ricky Van Veen, cofounder of CollegeHumor.com, is looking for ladies (and gay men) to star in his new reality TV show, Married By 30. Oh yes, definitely, let's celebrate the bloodsport of misguided singles everywhere: Putting a deadline on love!
Oh, it's not love they want by 30? Just marriage? Interesting. Well, for the sake of argument, let's say it's love.
As I have written before, love is not an appointment you can make. You can't force love into your life anymore than you can force the sun to shine. And isn't falling in love about the surprise, the thrill, the caught-off-guard feeling? How can you be caught off-guard when you hyper-vigilantly keep checking your watch? Putting your emotional life on a schedule doesn't leave any room for improvisation, happenstance, whimsy, self-discovery or fun. (It also doesn't take the poor prospective groom's wishes into consideration.)