Since Valentine’s Day this year comes on a Friday, I’m reminded of the country music hit, “Friday Night,” which states emphatically that routine “Monday morning” love is not enough; Love has to “set you free,” and “take you high.”
Lovers want to be “barefoot in the moonlight” and on a “wide open road in a candy apple ragtop.” In short, rather than to “settle” for less, everybody wants their love to be like “Friday night.”
The recent wedding on “The Bachelor” — between Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici — is contemporary evidence that most young adults still want romance and passion. Even in this “hookup” culture, where marriage is declining among the poor and uneducated, the ideal is romance and marriage.
Despite being up against the Grammy Awards and the NFL Pro Bowl, the number of people watching Sean and Catherine’s wedding was up by 53 percent in total viewers and up by 60 percent among adults aged 18 to 49 over the wedding of another “Bachelor” couple a year ago, and it ranked second among young women to the Grammy Awards.[…]
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