Cupid's Pulse Article: ‘Austenland’: Whimsical World of Fantasy Shows the Beginnings of LoveCupid's Pulse Article: ‘Austenland’: Whimsical World of Fantasy Shows the Beginnings of Love

By April Littleton

A 30-something-year-old woman’s lifelong obsession with Jane Austen leads her to to a theme park based on the writer’s stories and there she meets a handsome suitor. Although she is unable to enjoy the same luxury perks as the wealthier bachelorettes who are currently staying at Austenland, she decides to make the most of the trip anyway. During her stay, she falls in love with a servant and all of her dreams begin to come true.

Should you see it:

Keri Russell, Jane Seymour and Jennifer Coolidge are just a few of the A-list stars who are signed up to play a part in this film. If you’re a fan of rom-com movies, Austenland will be the perfect flick for you to see before summer ends.

Who to take:

This movie would be great to see with a bunch a friends or if you know someone who is interested in any of Jane Austen’s works, they might find Austenland interesting as well. It is a romantic film, so taking a date who doesn’t mind your choice of genre wouldn’t be a bad idea either.

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How do you know when someone is “The One?”

Cupid’s Advice:

You might be in love for the first time or you’ve simply just never had strong feelings for anyone before until you met your current partner. Either way, you’re wondering if he/she may be the love of your life. Nowadays, it’s hard to peg out the sincere boyfriends/girlfriends from the illegitimate ones. Don’t worry, Cupid has your back:

1. Communication: How well do the two of you communicate with each other? Is your significant other a good listener? If the answer is yes, your partner may be thinking about a long-term relationship. Only those who are really invested in a solid relationship will be attentive, so keep that in mind the next time you start to notice your love dozing off in the middle of your conversation.

2. Respect: If your honey really is The One, he/she will treat you like a queen. Does your partner cater to your every want and need? Are you able to fully express your opinions and thoughts? Does your love keep all promises? You should be able to say yes to all of these questions without hesitation. You might have a keeper on your hands, but if you have any doubts about his/her feelings for you, you need to rethink the status of your relationship.

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3. Family and friends: What do your family and friends think about your significant other? Good or bad, your loved ones may be able to see things in your boo that you wouldn’t be able to see because of your romantic feelings. If there’s any concern coming from your family or friends, take it into consideration before you make any solid commitments.

How did you know your partner was “The One?” Comment below.