BJ'S BLOG 02/02/16 "Instagram Marriage"

February 2, 2016

With Valentine’s Day approaching at a high rate of speed, it’s always nice to hear a story of true romance, don’t you think?
 
A couple who met on Instagram recently met IN PERSON for the very first time, and they got married…on the spot. Just in case you missed that, let me say it again:
 
A WOMAN FROM NEW YORK MET A GUY FROM CALIFORNIA ON INSTAGRAM.
THEY STARTED A VIRTUAL ROMANCE, AND THEN GOT MARRIED, IMMEDIATELY UPON MEETING IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.
 
Admittedly, I don’t know much about Instagram, but is this really how relationships blossom these days? My actual daughter Sara, and my radio daughter Vicky, both agree that people have plenty of ways to connect via Instagram, with methods ranging from hashtags, to mutual friends, to shared interests.
 
“Follow your heart,” the groom says. Here’s what my heart says, pal: You’re an idiot.
 
I can’t wait to see what kind of hashtags come out of a marriage that lasts 6 months, and then #completely #falls #apart…because the #bride and #groom are #stupid.
 
Maybe I’m cynical, or maybe I’m realistic. Maybe you have some thoughts that you’d like to share on the topic…