I am a sucker for romantic movies. From How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days to The Notebook, I just can’t help but sit in a movie theater and sob, laugh, and become filled with hope. I come face to face with a screen where characters love, lose that same love, only to reunite and love again, and I think: That can be me! I can be the exception to the rule. I can wait for a man to love me because he will come back to me because it is destiny.
Then I look at my romantic life, filled with bad dates, hurt feelings, and online dating, and realize it’s all caca. This is real life, Sujeiry. A man will not stand by my window and carry a boombox over his head and play “In Your Eyes!”
The falsity hurts, romantic comedies. And there are so many! Here are ten lies romantic movies have told us about love: