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What is it about Pinterest?

I recently made a Pinterest account. While I only have one board right now, I do love the site. Trust me I have spent way too much time looking at things I will never be able to afford and food I won’t be able to cook. It is a great idea generator when your creativity is a little sluggish. However, I’ve noticed Pinterest has a unique affect on girls my age. What is it about Pinterest that makes otherwise sane girls start planning their weddings before they’re engaged?

Let me qualify this statement by saying I’ve never been one to buy into the whole “I’ve been planning my dream wedding my whole life” “Every little girls dream” act. No I haven’t. I think certain things are pretty. I don’t want to even think about marriage until it actually happens. I think it’s a little crazy. I think it’s sad that so many girls feel like their wedding is the ultimate goal in life. What about planning for your future career or education?

I totally understand girls that use Pinterest as a legitimate planning tool when they are engaged. I could see how that site would be helpful when it comes to the nitty gritty details of planning a wedding. But that’s not the majority of girls who have a wedding board. In fact, some of these girls aren’t even dating. I don’t know if it’s because of the pretty display of pictures or what but Pinterest is enabling the young girls crazy impulse to plan a wedding before they have a ring on their finger. Ladies, pin what books you are reading not what flower arrangements you want when you meet the one.

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