Crazy in love

By Jillian Milam
February 10, 2005

It’s February and love is in the air. Flowers, candy and teddy bears fill up the to-get-lists for many guys as the Valentine’s Day countdown dwindles.

But for some couples, love’s aroma makes them do crazy things all year long.

Take Lauren Smart, sophomore biology pre-med major, for example. A typical anniversary dinner turned into a special and memorable event for her when her boyfriend went to the bathroom. Little did she know, he had walked into the restaurant’s kitchen to have the chef decorate a cake that read “Happy Anniversary.” If that wasn’t enough to make her smile, he later had the violinists come to their table and serenade her with their song.

After being buddies for nearly eight years, Patrick Hill, junior, showed up at his friend’s door with roses and a life-altering question: “Will you be my girlfriend?” This love-induced act changed both of their lives and they have been together ever since.

“Something changed inside of me where I couldn’t see myself with anyone else,” Hill said. “She has turned my life around for the best and I hope that I can be as good to her as she has been to me. I have never been happier.”

Imagine going a month without being able to see your other half. Kelly James, senior studio art major, had to endure this when her boyfriend went away for hockey camp. During the third week of this pain-staking time, her boyfriend showed up for a surprise visit after sitting on a bus for seven hours, only to stay for a mere eight hours and head back. This month-long duration served as a mere speed bump on Love’s Boulevard.

In an attempt to win an ex-girlfriend back, Jason Radka, sophomore journalism major, wanted to go the extra mile and do something different for her since the breakup was right before Christmas. He knew that she felt deprived of getting significant gifts from others, so he took her out to dinner at a classy restaurant, and bought her a Coach bag with a matching wallet.

“I knew everybody thought I was going to try to win her back by buying her something nice but it really wasn’t that. I wanted her to have something to remember me by and maybe she would reconsider,” Radka said.

The crazy things people do for love.

What is it about love that intoxicates the mind so? Whatever it is, flowers, surprises and dinner dates seem to do the trick for any gal.

Like Meatloaf says, “I would do anything for love…” Well, what about the “but I won’t do that…” part? Believe it or not, the popular answer for guys was…nothing.

Posted to the web by Chris Gentile

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