1. Happily, Ever After
You will be happy but you will also have times when you are not happy. Romantic movies often make it seem as though once you’re in love everything is just peachy but it isn’t because life continues to happen. These romantic movies give us an unhealthy and unrealistic view of what relationships are and it can cause problems for people when they don’t understand why it’s not like that for them.
2. Stalking is romantic.
She’s dumped you but you love her and won’t let her go so you chase her to the airport or you follow her around leaving presents and flowers…she will love you! No, psycho, she will not love you she will call the police and get a restraining order. Stalking is not sweet and romantic – it’s flipping scary! And the women stalk in these movies as well and it isn’t cute like Sandra Bullock in While You Were Sleeping, reality is more like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
Romantic movies have people convinced that there is just that one person out there. This is such utter bunk. In this whole wide world only one special person for us and lucky for most of us they happen to not only live in our country but our state and likely our city as well…well that’s amazing. How did our parents know that when they settled down to have kids, eh?My paremts move here from Poland – if my one true love was there, I would have been pissed! There is no just one person, if that were the case then the divorces rates wouldn’t be a staggering 53% here in the states and higher in Europe and Asia.
4. Love is like an explosion that just hits you.
Love is not an epiphany or a bomb that just goes off, that’s infatuation if it’s anything. Romantic movies use the “love epiphany” because they must smash all parts into a 90-minute flick so it’s easier to show love that way rather than the slow build from like to love, the growing emotional attachment and then the slow drawing that yes – this is it…I love this person.
5. Love conquers all.
That’s sweet but yeah no, love can conquer much but it’s not going to conquer all. Love will definitely not conquer a cheating spouse; no love will barely survive that. Love will also not conquer illness, bankruptcy, marital violence, etc. Love will help you through the tough times, but love is not always enough, despite what Hollywood thinks.
6. The “good guy” is the one!
Yeah, again no. The good guy or best male friend is exactly that. It never happens that a woman realizes that the guy she friend zoned is “the one”. He’s friend zoned because there is no chemical attraction. You can’t be “the one” without wanting to tear each other’s clothes off and make crazy monkey love. You need both a mental and physical connection. Maybe perhaps when you are 75 or older will you say to yourself that companionship outweighs sex and then you can go for your unsexy good buddy but I highly doubt that. Elderly people like to bang too…I mean Tom Selleck is 72 do you think he’s put his penis away?
7. Rich guys don’t marry hookers
If you learn nothing else from this piece learn this. There are no hookers with hearts of gold and there are no rich business men wanting to save them from a life of addiction and Hep C. Rich men can choose from the elite among women in looks, talent and resources. Do you really think they are going to go slumming for romance? No.