I wrote this a while back, but I still feel the same way haha.
“Part of me doesn’t like romance movies. Maybe it’s because past romances of mine have gone horribly wrong and in turn, made me bitter. I don’t want to be bitter, in fact, I consider myself a generally optimistic person. But when the man in a romcom, chick flick, or any movie with a love story does something so unbelievably sweet, I feel like it’s just that: unbelievable. Sometimes I catch myself thinking (and sometimes saying out loud), “Wow, really?! That would never happen in real life!” I’d shake my head at the television because I feel like these clever and well-written films give women (young and old) false hope. These movies make us believe that one day we will connect with a complete stranger, leave our fate in the hands of destiny, and years later find each other to live happily ever after. Or the bad boy will miraculously become a better man with you in his life. But when you look back at your life, can you really relate your personal experiences to the ones told in these movies? Probably not. Although I admit to have nudged some guys into doing things that my favourite male characters in romance movies have done, I can’t say I’ve been swept off of my feet or had a “fairytale” romance. And it sucks. Because more than anything, most of us girls want to experience these amazing “love conquers all” journeys and true, happily ever after loves. Sometimes I actually pity myself after thinking about all these love stories. But, real life is complicated. It can’t be manipulated like in a script or screenplay. People don’t often speak in the form of well-written speeches and professions of love. But at the same time, I LOVE fictional romances. They take me to a place better than the one I know, where I can experience love vicariously through fictional characters with just the right balance of quirkiness and beauty.”