3 Reasons Justin Bieber & Selena Gomez Should Never, Ever Get Back Together

My apologies to all you Beliebers out there, because it looks like Justin Bieber might be off the market once again. By whom you might ask? None other than on-again off-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez. First the pair was spotted riding Segways together through Calabasas, Calif. (because my everyday dates are like that, too) and now an enormous buzz has been occurring after Justin Bieber posted a picture of Selena Gomez's arms wrapped around him on Instagram Saturday. The caption reads, “Love the way you look at me.”

Some fans out there might be crying over the fact that they will never have a chance with either Bieber or Gomez now, while some might be overly enthusiastic to hear the good news of their favorite celebrity couple, Jelena. On the other hand, there are fans like me, and the first thing that came to mind upon seeing this development was “ruh roh.” Messy relationships? Been there, done that, and I know a relationship that won’t last when I see one.

As much as I would love to see a relationship succeed, here are a few reasons why this couple should quit while they’re ahead:

1. He Needs Time For Himself

After a long year full of breakups, peeing into a mop bucket, and random Brazilian girls taking pictures of him sleeping, it would seem counterproductive for Bieber to start 2014 with a relationship. It would be a lie if we said Bieber didn’t have some huge hits to career, all on his part I might add, that need to be fixed. Although he still has a major following, there are those who believe he needs to clean up his act: Zach Galifianakis even called out his behavior on Between Two Ferns earlier this September, commenting on his “public meltdown.” We know the interview was meant to be humorous, but let's be real, it's funny because it's true. Sometimes a person simply needs to sit back and take time to themselves to figure out who they are and what they want out of life, without any other distractions. Let’s not forget that Gomez decided to call of the rest of her Stars Dance Tour to focus on herself for a change.

2. Her Friends Don’t Like Him

Remember that time a GIF of Taylor Swift looking like she was going to get sick after seeing Jelena kiss went viral? I do, too.

Also at the same event, the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, Swift refused to answer a question about her friend’s boyfriend when asked, “What do you think about Justin Bieber winning the Milestone Award?" Laughter ensued after she responded with “Can we have another question?” Although Swift has never outwardly expressed any discontent for the 19-year-old pop star, it’s pretty much girl code to hate on the guy who breaks your best friend’s heart.

3. On-again Off-again Doesn’t Work

Someone once told me that you’re either in a relationship or you’re out, meaning that you stay together or you’re over and nothing in between. Although I think this is a load of BS, I also think there’s a point in noting that most on-again off-again couples never progress into anything more. Cue Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson, Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush, Bar Refaeli and Leonardo DiCaprio… need I go on?

However, there were also those like Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake who made it through, much to the dismay of many women across the world. Yet while I wouldn’t say one break up means two people can’t get together again and live happily ever after, there’s probably an issue if it’s a constant cycle. Sure, it’s difficult to let go of someone you love, but Richard Bach is often credited with saying, “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.”

Although I can’t definitively say that Jelena will part ways once again, what I do know is that at 19 and 21, the young stars have a lot more living (and learning) to do. There’s no reason why you can’t be amicable with an ex, but there’s also no reason to stick around for someone you’ve broken up with and gotten back together with several times, waiting to see if it gets better.

Both celebrities have already accomplished so much, so who knows what other major life experiences they might be missing out on because of an unhealthy relationship. It's best to go your separate ways, guys. I have a feeling this won't end well.

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