Rom-Coms Only Set People Up For Unrealistic Expectations About Love

Rom-Coms Only Set People Up For Unrealistic Expectations About Love

I love rom coms, but this is nothing like real life.
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Picture this: You hear faint music outside your window. You are curious and look outside to see the guy you have had a crush on for ages. He is playing the gushiest song that speaks about the love that is only unique to you. He has a bouquet of flowers in one hand and your favorite candy in the other hand. As you descend the stairs to meet him outside, he wraps his arms around you and dips you in for a kiss. Get real, right? This is something that you only see in the movies. Specifically romantic comedies.

Romantic comedies, also known as chick flicks, are scripted for the perfect story where you always know what is going to happen at the end. Which is great if you are a hopeless romantic like me! I live for the moment when the guy that has a crazy past, or is quite the playboy, meets the girl who has a gorgeous smile and focused on herself.

Usually, it's love at first sight.

Have you ever met someone who has fallen in love at first sight?? As much as it would be nice, it doesn't exist. Even though I want to believe that it does exist, life is too complicated for such a black and white way of thinking. No guy will look at me unless they truly know who I am.

They get closer throughout the story with cute montages doing cute couple things even though they aren't (come on people?! Stop being in denial!!). Then you get to the point in the story where a complication arises. An ex gets back in the picture, they are doing this to prove themselves to their friends, or they are trying to win a bet (I'm looking at you "10 Things I Hate About You"). You have the huge falling out between the couple where they go on for several days without talking to each other. They are clearly miserable without each other.

I get it. You need your personal space because the guy was a d*ck or she was just leading you on. But don't burn your bridges. Just communicate. Like any realistic relationship, you need communication for it to work. Like at all.

Then the man runs across the blocks of New York City or rushes to the girl's door with a sweet gesture. Whether it be a boombox above his head, big posterboards of words of sentiment, or just him grabbing the girl's face and looking at her with a look you hope that you get one day. He eventually kisses her and all is good again.

I love rom-coms, but this is nothing like real life.

This may feature the "honeymoon phase" of a relationship, at best. With being a hopeless romantic, this only gets my hopes up for a man with gorgeous blue eyes, a chiseled body and a personality that isn't superficial and so self-absorbed. Nobody is that perfect. I'll leave those kinds of relationships to the movies.

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10 Signs The Guy You're Texting During Sylly Week Will Be Your Boyfriend By Finals Week

Trust me hunny, if he is actually interested, you can tell.

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We've all had that guy in our message thread that we have a crush on but can't tell if he does too. It's a little nerve wrecking because us girls don't want to say to much and make him flee. It's a give and take kind of game that can be fun or stressful. When texting a guy, it's always a gamble.

Here are 10 signs that will tell you if he actually likes you:

1. He texts YOU first 

This is super, super telling. If he really likes you, he will want to initiate conversation. Plus, this means he is thinking about you.

2. He sends long, thought out messages 

Typically, guys aren't the biggest texters. They usually send short and to the point messages, but if he is sending you long and carefully constructed texts, you are heading in the right direction.

3. He texts you when he wakes up 

Everybody knows this is of extreme importance. There are so many things a guy thinks about when he first wakes up so if you receive that message it means you were one of the first things that came to his mind.

4. When you don't text back right away he asks what you were doing 

The longer you take, he either wont think anything of it or he will think nonstop why you're not responding. So, If he asks what you were doing you know he's interested.

5. He makes it a point to text throughout the day 

Guys typically hate texting and don't do it often. So if he texts you all day long you are important in his daily life.

6. Compliments, compliments, compliments 

Compliments tell it all! If he constantly is genuinely complimenting you he is 100% interested.

7. He is always asking you questions about yourself 

If he does this he wants to get to know you better, which is a very good sign.

8. He tries to make you laugh

Making a significant other laugh is normally incredibly important. So if he is always trying to make you laugh and it's successful, you are on the right track.

9. He lets you know what y'all would be doing if he was with you 

This means he is thinking and fantasizing about you and imagining what it would be like to be with you—the best sign you could receive.

10. He texts you when he is drunk 

Listen up girls, if he is texting you and he is blackout drunk then this is tell tale sign. Guys can rarely even remember their name when they are drunk let alone text. So, if this happens you are definitely on his mind.

There are always signs to let you know if a guy really likes you. Here are just a couple to give a little insider, but if he does these then girl you've got nothing to worry about. Go get him, girl.

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10 Reactions You Have When Your Ex-Boyfriend Has A BABY, As Told By Michael Gary Scott

"Oh, my God! OK, it's happening!"

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I don't know if I'm still too young or already old enough for my ex-lovers to start having children but either way, I'm freaking out.

Whether it's my ex or my friends, I am in utter shock because it's a reminder that I am not getting any younger. I'm stepping into a realm that I've never traverse before, and in all honesty, I don't think I'm ready.

There's nothing wrong about them having a child, settling down, and doing their thing but how the hell did time fly so fast? It's just that I can barely make my bed every day, let alone change a miniature human's diaper.

These were my reactions while stalking my ex on Instagram, as told by Michael Scott:

1. When you first hear the news 

2. "Wait how old were we?" 

3. "How old am I?" 

4. "No I'm not THAT old... am I?" 

5. "Can someone please tell me how and when did this happen?" 

6. "OMG, it's so small and chubbers" 

7. Two words—baby fever 

8. Then you remind yourself that you can't even take care of yourself 

9. Miss emotions about the whole ordeal 

10. You're actually really happy for them 

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