To the old-soul romantic stuck in the Millennial generation, this was like telling a 5-year-old that Santa Claus isn't real the night before Christmas.
This isn't to say I disagreed with the lessons I'd just learned, because, on the contrary, it was more fear that it was 100 percent true, and that's a scary thought when the romanticized perception of love you possess gets outshone by a near-mathematical equation of it. I didn't want to believe it was true that there were no exceptions to any of these rules.
We all have a relative like Nike, who refuses to see what all others are seeing and chooses to ignore all the screaming red flags in her relationship.
Many women like to focus on irrelevancies when it comes to going into a relationship.
Most women just want a man who has a job, a roof over his head (preferably not his mom's) and is willing to work hard to make a good life for his future family.