Romantic movies really do a number on women, myself included. Just recently, my cousin ranted about their negative effects on Facebook.
“I seriously need to stop watching romantic comedies,” she posted, stating she felt “awkward.”
“They’re my favorite, but when I watch them, I suddenly long for a man to build me a house. Or chase me down an airport to tell me he can’t live without me,” I replied.
“Exactly! It’s so unrealistic,” she said. “It really leaves me feeling a bit inadequate. Like I’m not lucky enough to meet a guy that perfect. I’m sticking to horror flicks for a while. Those make me feel blessed that I’m not possessed by Satan,” she joked.
We chuckled, LOLing and commenting back and forth with emoticons. But this Facebook conversation got me thinking. I’ve done really idiotic things after watching romantic movies. I just saw Blue Valentine this weekend and felt an urge to call an ex that cared deeply for me but that I just wasn’t that into. Damn you, Ryan Gosling!
Here are 10 other romantic movies that will make you text an ex, or do other idiotic things.
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