So cringe love describes that category of relationships that one comes out of thinking "I can't believe I was with that guy". She exemplified by interviewing people who had invested time and effort in relationships all the while trying to ignore a certain disturbing aspect of the other person, all in the name of love. Ignoring, that is, until one fine day the #$@# hits the fan, so to speak, and then you want to bail out, realising you could have never lived with that. Much later, as you describe your experience to others, your tales are characterised by the opening statement "I once went out with a guy who.." You are cringing in embarrassment, but still feel a boastful thrill in relating to your friends as to "how far" you went for love.
I've never had to experience a cringe love first hand. I have enough of my own, self-imposed cringe-stories, as my "most embarrassing moments" consistently seem to outdo each previous one, leaving me thinking "I can't believe I did/said that!" Of course, you're not going to hear about them here, as I don't think I can type sensibly when I'm drunk. ;) So yeah, the program was fun listening to even if I couldn't identify that much. Nancy ended saying that there were no guarantees one wouldn't fall for cringe-love again. It was her closing line, however, that struck a chord, and I quote,
" After all, who isn't willing to be ridiculous for love?"because I think that holds for all love, cringe, or not.