People are never objects.
People are never prizes.
People are never stolen.
People are never won.
“All’s fair in love and war.”
That’s only something said by people to excuse themselves their guilt when they act like bad people, when they hurt others to get what they want. People who are not already in a relationship… Those are free game. Pursue them. Feel free. But what about after they start dating someone? Stop. There is no excusing it. Anything you do toward them from that point on is nothing more than manipulation and if you do manipulate them to the point that they leave their significant other for you… Then what?
Congratulations. You’ve proven that you don’t care about breaking someone’s heart, as long as you get what you want. You’ve also turned the person you wanted into the type of person who will leave one for another. You’ve set yourself up for a relationship of your own with them, constantly wondering, worrying..
“When will the next ‘me’ come along..?” When will the next person, exactly like you, who thinks to themselves, ‘All’s fair in love and war,’ come along to do exactly as you did, to use the same techniques that you already know your loved one is vulnerable to, to draw them away from you? It will eat at you.
And you will deserve it.