Cindy Lou Who Is The Hero Our Dating Lives Need

Diply 15 Dec 2017

When it comes to texting and relationships, fear often has a way of messing things up.

The most obvious example of this is deciding whether or not to text someone first, fearing that if they don't respond, your pride will be forever crushed.

Needless to say, we could all use a little less fear in our lives, and since it's the holiday season, we've decided to take a lesson from the bravest 8-year-old (or 2-year-old, depending on which version you prefer) we know: Cindy Lou Who.

Texting somebody first can feel like sky diving.

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Only instead being on the edge of an airplane hatch, your finger's on the edge of that "Send" button.

You want to send that message, but you fear being rejected, ignored, or coming across as needy.

We all get those feels.

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Sometimes life lessons come from unexpected places.


You're probably wondering, "How in the world is this person going to connect texting with Cindy Lou Who?"That's fair, but give me a chance.First of all, Cindy started out with just as much fear as the rest of us. In her case, she feared the Grinch.Actually, she was taught to fear the Grinch (by her Whoville society), just like the rest of us were taught to fear rejection.

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But despite all that fear, she invited the Grinch to the 1000th Whobilation.

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Think about all the reasons Cindy had to doubt that the Grinch would accept her invitation. Then compare those to all the reasons you wouldn't want to text somebody first.

The Grinch had been in solitude for several years, despised all of Whoville, and hated Christmas. There was an extremely high chance that her invitation would be declined.

Has the person you want to text been reclusive for decades? Do they despise the phrase, "What's up"?

Not likely.

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Cindy was even brave enough to ask Santa Claus a question. 

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Well, technically she asked the Grinch a question, but she didn't know that at the time.

Regardless, she had the guts to get out of bed (even though you're totally supposed to be sleeping when Santa comes) and ask Santa what the meaning of Christmas was.

Even though she didn't get the answer that she wanted (the Grinch said "Presents," SMH), she wasn't afraid to ask.

So, again, even if the person you text replies with a lowly "nm," wouldn't you rather have tried than forever wondered what they might say?

PS: Seriously though, if someone replies with "nm," they are not worth your time.

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At the end of the day, Cindy Lou Who wasn't afraid to try. 

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In relation to texting, that could mean trying to have a conversation with someone by getting over your pride and making the first move.

After all, if a 2-year-old (or 8-year-old) can do it, you probably can too.

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