What Khloe Kardashian’s Latest Dating Woes Can Tell Us About Ourselves

While global citizens everywhere grapple with the continued wrath of polar vortexes, prolonged violence abroad and mounting civil rights unrest right here in America, the question du jour remains: Who is Khloe Kardashian dating, after all?

The prominent socialite and reality television star filed for divorce from NBA player Lamar Odom in late 2013, but recently, she’s been linked to rapper The Game. Khloe even uploaded an innocent photo of the pair to her Instagram account! Does that mean The Game is her newest beau? There’s no definitive proof yet, which means it’s probably too early to tell.

Shortly after her divorce was announced in December, tabloids tagged Khloe with another professional sports star, Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both parties denied the rumors, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not happening. After all, 43% of women say they’re attracted to a man based entirely on his appearance alone, and Kemp’s certainly a looker. It seems like Khloe’s been playing her latest flings pretty close to the chest — but what about a possible re-connection with the estranged hubby?

“She has absolutely no plans to get back together with Lamar,” a source close to Khloe told RealityOnline.com. Well, it looks like that one’s settled. For now.

But who Khloe dates (or marries, for that matter) isn’t really all that important on a cosmic level. In fact, obsessing over celebrity couples too much can actually be hazardous to your health. That’s according to Dr. Eric Hollander, who runs a program studying compulsion and anxiety disorders at New York’s Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

Hollander says that using celebrity gossip as a means of entertainment is fine, but there’s a darker side to watch out for. When we start replacing the details of our own lives with the glamorous ones we see in the tabloids, that’s when the problem starts. Since our brains have wired us to be social creatures, we begin to look for the folks who are leading the social trends. At a certain point, we may even end up wanting to be just like them — instead of being ourselves.

So, what can we do to avoid falling into the trap of celeb worship?

Look at what your favorite famous stars have achieved, then try to use it as inspiration for doing similarly accomplishing in your own life. If you’re trying to live someone else’s life, that means you’re not living your own. Focus on yourself and your own goals whenever you can.

If Khloe Kardashian’s having dating trouble, there just might be hope for you and me on the singles scene after all.

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