5 Things Full House Taught Us About Loveby Jillian Lucas on August 15, 2012
The list of influential sitcoms we’ve been exposed to since the invention of the television is too long to tackle in full, but you have to admit — the claustrophobic San Fran household of the Tanners shaped our lives. Full House was, and subsequently still is, one of those shoes that truly embraced the imperfections that reality, love, and family is full of.
Here are a few lessons in love we learned from the Tanners:
Be a “Michelle” when it comes to dating.
Though it may seem odd to take dating advice from a toddler, toddler Michelle sure had a lot of spunk (especially for being so tiny — her body mass/spunk ratio was quite impressive!) Her “You got it, dude!” catchphrase should be repeating in your head when you you need that nudge of confidence to ask someone out or do something brave. Enthusiasm is hot.
Don’t let love take over your life.
DJ Tanner’s jock boyfriend Steve was always a topic of conversation between her and her best friend Kimmy. In one episode, DJ becomes completely distracted in all aspects of her life while dating Steve. Letting the success of a relationship or the “Puppy Love” feeling outweigh other parts of your life is a big no-no. Hello, DJ. You have a huge family in that full house of yours to think about, too. Not just your totally dreamy BF.
If you’re looking for new love after a bad break up, make sure you’re over it first.
While the “break up” in Danny Tanner’s life was in fact the death of his late wife, he was dealing with the steps of overcoming the grief and despair of no longer being with her. Love will find you at random points in life, but you need to make sure you are ready to accept it. Take your time and truly be done with the past before moving on to your future.
Don’t compare your friend’s relationships to your own.
Kimmy has a new handsy boyfriend which makes DJ question the cooled of relationship she has with Steve. Comparing is a dangerous game when it comes to dating. If you’re unsure of a relationship it shouldn’t be because of the way your friend is in her relationship. This is you and your significant other. Rather than attempting to compare the two of you to other couples, do a internal evaluation that can help you make your decision.
Always have an “Uncle Jesse” to keep you sane.
Heartbreak, first love, jealousy. From the hardest things to deal with to the easiest, find someone in your life that you truly can talk to about anything because sometimes, an outside opinion is your greatest asset in figuring tough things out. Dealing with issues that are difficult to handle is even worse when you keep it to yourself. A friend or family member that can listen and sort your points into a cohesive plan of attack (because come on, you can barely keep your schedule in line) without passing judgement or inserting their personal bias into the situation is like gold. Plus, just have an Uncle Jesse in your life because he was totally hot. Isn’t that reason enough?