Saturday, May 18, 2013

My life would be so much easier if I could stand being with you, so I am going to pray for that

Not to be overly judgmental, but....oh, what the hell....

What do the lyrics "I want to fall in love with you" mean in the context of commercials for Christian Mingle?  Well, what else CAN they mean other than "you are here, you are a fellow Christian, I'm desperate, so I really really pray that after a few dates I realize that I can tolerate being with you because like I said, I'm desperate, you are here, you are a fellow Christian, and I'm sick to death of being single."

Really, what other translation IS there?  Nobody in their right mind WANTS to fall in love with anyone unless doing so would be incredibly convenient.  Like "my parents really like you and you've got money" or "you really dig me, and nobody else does."  Or "you are willing to squire me around and spend money on me."  Or "you are the father of my children and the provider of pretty much all of my financial security."  Or "I am trapped with you on a deserted island with no hope of rescue, and I can see it would suck a lot less if I was attracted to you."  In each of these cases, "I want to fall in love with you" makes perfect sense.

But in EACH case, it just really smacks of desperation to achieve the Socially Expected End Game: get married, have kids, change diapers, clean the house, cook the dinners, pay the mortgage, get old, marry off your kids to other Socially Acceptable People, get older, move to Florida, die.  Like salmon struggling like mad to get upstream to spawn, few question the value of the Goal.  Indeed, the value of the goal is Not to Be Questioned.  It just Is.

And the next generation of Christians (or whoever) is on it's way.  Mission Accomplished.  Joy.


  1. Horrible song. The guy singing it can't sing.

  2. I think it's hilarious that they air these commercials during programs that most christians wouldn't be watching in the first place. I.E. To Catch a Killer, Scorned, Deadly Women, etc...

    1. The reason these commercials are shown during such programs is because the good people at Christian Mingle know damn well that "Christian" women love sleazy crap, though I'm sure they watch with the shades drawn and would never admit to it in their Bible Study groups.

  3. The song, as it were, is apparently actually about 'falling in love' with Jesus. Kind of odd that they would commingle worshiping your deity with hooking up with some guy you paid $39.95 to meet.

    The song's awful and sends me scrambling for the mute button every time.

  4. The lyrics really are horrible to the song...talking about how she'll fall to her knees and pray that I want to fall in love with you. To me, since this was about a dating site, she wasn't praying to God asking to fall in sounded like she was praying to this bird-beaked guy asking for his permission to love him and serve him. Way to go, modern woman, let's hear you roar!