Dating Advice From Yoda?

Interview with Ste Clarke - The Word Nerd

Hands up who would take dating advice from Yoda? Star Wars is the epitome of hero V villain storytelling. Some argue that it’s the greatest story ever told, and it does have a bit of everything. Lightside V Darkside, friendship, family dynamics, betrayal and of course a love story. Well, multiple actually. We watched Han and Leia fall in love, whilst trying to save the galaxy, Anakin and Padme bonded whilst he protected her from multiple assassination attempts (we’ll talk about his devastating journey to the Darkside later!), and of course, more recently, we’ve watched the tragic love story of Ben and Rey play out.

But what can we take from Star Wars and learn about love and its power to transcend worlds, galaxies and even evil?

In the words of Anakin, “Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love is essential to a Jedi’s life. So, you might say, that we are encouraged to love.” and there’s something very powerful in accepting somebody unconditionally, all of their faults, perfections and imperfections with no holds barred. Padme did just that, but unfortunately, Anakin allowed his fear of losing Padme take over and lead him to join the Darkside, eventually becoming Darth Vader (hopefully that’s not a spoiler by now!). They visited beautiful places together and spent a lot of time getting to know each other and inspiring the other with hope and excitement for the future.

So try this with your date, take time, don’t rush and if you connect on a deeper level then you’ve got a great shot at making it last.

Han and Leia had a bumpier start to love than most. Han was an arrogant and carefree smuggler of the galaxies and Leia was irritated by his arrogance and attitude to life. It’s a story of “will they, won’t they” until Han finally convinces Leia to admit her true feelings. We all know his classic response when she tells him she loves him just before he is about to be frozen in carbonite, “I know” but how many of us actually understand what Han truly meant by this. Well, according to scriptwriters, having Han respond with “I love you too”, or similar, just wouldn’t have fit with his character – it wouldn’t have felt authentic.

And, when dating somebody, it’s so important to be true to yourself and be authentic. You want your date to get to know the real you and that takes time. As Yoda says “patience you must have”.

Love touches the Star Wars franchise in many forms, familial love, love between lovers and friends and we can learn a lot about being true to ourselves and taking time to forge strong connections with others.

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  • And, as a little bonus, here are some of our favourite Star Wars puns for those looking for love:
  • Yoda one that I want
  • You are the droid I’m looking for
  • You hold the woo-key to my heart
  • I’m lost without Chew
  • I love you with Maul my heart
  • Til Death Star do us part

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