by Brittany Geragotelis
A lot of people criticize reality shows like "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette" or even "Rock of Love." Haters say that it's not really love. That a couple couldn't meet and fall in love, get married within a short amount of time and possibly have a lasting relationship. But when more than 40% (stats are from 2008) of all marriages end in divorce, and most of those no doubt began with years of courting/dating, who's to say how much time is suitable to find a lifelong partner. For that matter, whose right is it to say that gay people can't marry the love of their lives...after all, if they think they can make the union last with the present odds, why deny them that opportunity.
But I digress.
My own parents had a whirlwind courtship: They met and married within 10 months and now, 24 years later, they're still going strong. My point is, is there really a concrete amount of time you need to know someone before getting hitched or is it more about just choosing the right person? Because if you think about it, it doesn't really matter how long you know a person...if they're not right for you, it's sort of doomed from the start.
That's why I sort of have to respect Lisa Linehan for her perseverance and initiative in finding a husband. See, she's lived most of her life as a happy, single, independent woman, but at the age of 35, she realized she wanted to get married. So, she started to plan. Now, she's got the venue, the date and the dress narrowed down to four; the only thing she doesn't have? The groom. Determined to find a partner for life, Lisa created Project Husband. And she's tackling this project with serious fervor. And who's to say that one of the men she meets over the next few months wasn't meant to be "the one" just because she gave herself a project deadline?
What do you think? Right or wrong? Doomed or genius? Leave your comments below!