That's right, you heard me. That wonderful musical which is on during every holiday of any note; everyone in your class knows the lyrics, and the ones who think they have any kind of dramatic or musical talent beg at least once a year to have it as the school play. Whenever the megamix comes on at a party, everyone sings along. Yes, that one.
You know why this is the root of multiple matchmaking? Because everyone gets matched up in the film! Think about it! The two rebels get together; the two weird ones get together; the two dumb ones get together; the ones who want something better get together, and of course, the two opposites get together. Hell, even Patty and Tom get together. Eugene doesn't get anyone, but that's okay because he's a geek. *rolls eyes* And everyone grows up watching this. So naturally, when you get a group of gals and guys in a fictional universe, they all get together with each other, don't they? It's what people do! Even Friends almost (but not quite) did this! (Note: I love Grease. I just try not to think about the social & sexual politics too much.)
We should start a campaign for valid fictional characters who can remain single. Especially if the character has no intention of marrying or just isn't interested in a relationship. Shakespeare recognised that Don Pedro wasn't going to get married at the end of Much Ado About Nothing, despite the fact it was a comedy, so I'm sure we can do the same. It's okay to have single characters. And by extension, it's okay to be single. You don't have to be with someone to be happy. Maybe I'll develop this thought one day.
I don't think I'm obsessive-compulsive, but I know I'm avoidant. (Icon by ravenrogue)