To me, reality TV is the ultimate lover. It never lets you down, it's always on, you can count on it to make you feel better about yourself, and most of the time, it gives you your fill of drama without any consequences to you personally.
Imagine a boyfriend you can scream at and throw opinions at who never shouts back or tells you you're an aggressive, angry person and asks you, "Why are you judging that poor girl on 'The Bachelor'?"
Reality TV also might be a compass to how you feel about love in general.
Here is what your favorite mind-numbing reality TV show tells you about your outlook on love.
"The Real Housewives"
Let's get one thing and one thing only straight: YOU DON'T MESS WITH FAMILY. Or, in this case, YOU DON'T MESS WITH MY BOYFRIEND.
You are loyal to a fault, and believe once in love, always in love. Your passion runs deep, and you expect that to be met with the same kind of commitment from your significant other.
To you, love is life, and without it you're lost.
"The Bachelorette/The Bachelor"
Hey, you eternal optimist you. You believe that even against all odds, true love might be real.
What's nice about you is you're hard to keep down, and you're a great cheerleader for your girlfriends when they hit bumps in their relationships.
However, it can be hard for you to understand that love sometimes isn't always the answer, and that simply caring for someone isn't always enough.
"Keeping Up With The Kardashians"
If you find love, great. If you don't, who cares? You love yourself first, and anyone who doesn't love you is an idiot.
You're super resourceful, independent and future-thinking, and your biggest priority in finding a partner is someone to be awesome with, but not because you need them as a support system.
"Rob & Chyna"
Unlike Kardashian fans, "Rob & Chyna" lovers are just looking for a companion. You feel better with somebody by your side. You feel like if you can't share life with someone else, then what's the point?
You are your most confident when it's just you and your boo bear hanging out alone and having an "us against the world!" attitude.
A few words that describe you: PASSIONATE. IMPULSIVE. REAL.
You can't be tied to society's standards or expectations of love. You feel what you feel when you feel it, and if someone doesn't like it, get out of the way.
Love for you generally has big highs and big lows, but to you, that's how you can tell there is something meaningful going on.
You're what I like to call a "free-floating lover." You find beauty and meaning in almost any relationship, and have a deep rooted ability to empathize, making you a great partner.
You've probably had all types of relationships, and each one is memorable for you in its own special way. You're likely not the type to settle down, but will never be lonely.
For you, love is a practical tool to use in life. It brings you happiness, companionship and support, and those are all key ingredients (get it!) to living a full life.
You might have what some people refer to as "normal" relationships, which is just a rude way to say no muss, no fuss. You're looking for a partner in life — a sous-chef, if you will — but in the meantime, you know how to make a mean soufflé on your own.
I don't want to get ahead of myself, but pretty sure all of this is science.
Love you. Mean it.