If you google “skinny love” you get the definition: when two people love each other and are too shy to admit it, but still show it. I guess if your looking for a cute sensitive thing to post or a cool t-shirt idea, that definition works. But I think there’s more to it other than just lyrics to a song. I wonder where Bon Iver came up with the term. I wonder what it meant to him… I think skinny love is when two people fall in love for the wrong reasons. Love is something precious that we all desire to have. Society shoves a false idea of how loving someone should really go right in our faces. We see it in movies and books and when we actually venture out into the world to find love, we get one big bitch slap to the face because it doesn’t always happen like it does in the movies. So we put a band aid on the wound and wonder to ourselves what went wrong, why did it turn out like this, is it me, what can I do about it, how can I get them back, what should I do different, and on and on and on and on. Then we take our broken hearts and sit and wait for the next one to come by. So eventually, as fate would have it we find someone that has been through the same thing. Who understands what it’s like to be hurt and pushed around. We cling to that one similarity because we know what they have been through and so you fall in love. And that is skinny love. When you love someone for the wrong reason. You don’t actually love that person for who they are, you love them for what they’ve been through. You love them because your just so desperate to love someone. It’s skinny. So there it is. I just poured my heart and soul on tumblr. Many people probably scrolled right past that because of the length. But that’s okay.
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"There’s a difference between loving the idea of someone, and actually loving who they really are"