I’m a sucker for reality TV and as much as I know it’s been given a little nip and a tuck for our entertainment (see what I did there?), I love getting sucked into the storylines. I’ve watched TOWIE for years and despite not being too keen on the newbies this year, I will probably watch it until Chloe Sims’ 40th bday or when it gets axed – whichever comes first. But, regardless of whether you love or hate it, there’s no denying that the cheating and the heartbreak is relatable. That’s why I have put together five lessons in love from TOWIE.
Don’t listen to other’s opinions. If you’re watching the Chloe and Dan drama unfold you can easily see why you shouldn’t listen to other people’s opinions. I get that people have their reservations about the couple but look how much drama they have had had already? I get that us non-reality stars don’t have the whole UK weighing in on our relationships but the same principle applies. And even if the person you’re with IS bad news, you have to see it for yourself!
Don’t be a mug. It’s so frustrating watching people getting mugged off on TV but it puts into perspective what humans can be like. I’m not going to lie, I’ve said one thing to one person’s face and then said something totally different to someone else. Fortunately, I didn’t have a camera following me around to catch up out but we’ve all done it. So no matter what, always try to have your wits about you when you’re dating someone.
Sometimes all you need is your Mum. Whenever any of the TOWIE lot are feeling a bit lost with love they always run to their Mums. Which proves that no matter how old you are, how much money you have or how many people you have in your life – sometimes you just need your Mum.
Watch what you say to your friends. This is two-fold really. One because sometimes your ‘friends’ don’t have your best interests at heart and will gossip about your relationship behind your back. And, two because while it’s nice to chat with your friends about your relationship, they can have a tendency to stick their nose in a little too much. As we’ve seen on TOWIE, this can cause huge problems for your relationship.
Big gestures are always welcome. I get that it’s all to make a TV show and whisking someone to Mexico after an argument isn’t accessible for most of us, nor will a big gesture solve everything that’s wrong in a relationship. But let’s face it, while the small things are important, we are all down for a big romantic gesture.
There you have it, my five lessons in love from TOWIE. Do you watch the programme? If so, what lessons have you taken away from it? Feel free to share the good and the bad!