Listen, dating in the modern age is hard as hell. So whenever someone finds their one true love, good for them. Amanda Liberty, a 33 year old British woman, recently announced that she is engaged to her 90 year old chandelier.
Though she lives with 24 other chandeliers, Liberty told The Sun, "As soon as I saw Lumiere on eBay, I knew immediately that she was the one for me and it was love at first sight." The German based chandelier was purchased in 2016 and Liberty proposed on Valentine's Day.
As someone who prefers their partners stoic and slightly older, I get the appeal of an antique spouse. Here's what a chandelier provides: Stability, glamour, illumination, a sense of history, drama, a soft musical giggle when touched by a light breeze. What does it ask in return? Nothing. Sounds like as good of an option as any. (And honestly, a chandelier sounds better than Aidan.)
While acknowledging that her choice isn't for everyone and some may find her actions perplexing, Liberty posits that since she's not harming anyone and she just wants to live her life and do what's best for her. "I want others to see how happy the chandeliers make me and how much they've enriched my life."
If Lumiere possesses even half of the charm of its Jerry Orbach-voiced namesake, Amanda has truly lucked out in the mate department.
Congrats to the happy couple! May you always be the light of each other's lives.
h/t The Cut