30 Rock Explains Relationships in Two Lines

On 30 Rock this week, there was a line that both made me laugh out loud and offered a key insight about relationships.

Liz: What makes a guy get bored in a dating situation?

Jack: Questions like that.

The only change I’d make is to replace “bored” with “lose interest in.” I say that because relationships don’t need to be constantly stimulating. If you rely on a relationship for all of your stimulation, you’re going to be disappointed.

However, it’s questions and discussions like the one above that make guys (and girls) lose interest in the dating situation. Especially long-distance dating situations. If you spend most of your time talking about the relationships, you lose sight of the other person and what excited you (intellectually) about them in the first place.