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(Live Science)   Believing in the fantasy of romance portrayed in TV and movies will harm your reality-based love life   ( divider line
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3356 clicks; posted to Geek » on 01 Oct 2012 at 12:56 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-01 02:28:57 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-10-01 02:19:09 PM  
3 votes:

Egoy3k: Has anybody ever tried any of the hokey bullshiat that works on these shows and in the movies? My wife used to love those sorts of shows and so I have on a few occaisions tried to do something 'romantic' for her in the same style if not completely plagiarized from whatever bullshiat she has made me watch over the years. It always seems to depends on a huge amount of serendipity to work or is easily foiled by something as simple as needing a bathroom or being 5 minutes late.

It's hard enough to surprise the person who shares your house with a birthday gift let alone do something romantic without them getting wise. Christ I can't even leave the room in the evening without her asking where I'm going.

Next time you are railing her from behind, stick your thumb up her ass.

She'll be deeply touched.
2012-10-01 12:40:31 PM  
3 votes:
90s era cinemax soft-porn did a disservice to my first sexual encounters as well. i thought going down on a girl meant rhythmic head gyrations in and around the girl's belly button.
2012-10-01 06:13:43 PM  
2 votes:
No but they are seriously hung if people on DeviantArt are to be believed.
2012-10-01 03:03:57 PM  
2 votes:
Pretty Woman

Real Life:
An unholy blending of Married With Children and Rosanne
2012-10-01 01:32:25 PM  
2 votes:
Dear women who can't tell the difference between TV characters with the luxury of full-time writers and your boyfriend/husband who has to maintain a full-time job:

If you think you should be treated like the over-written TV characters in your sappy soaps, maybe you should put in the effort to look like the over-written TV characters in your sappy soaps.
2012-10-01 12:09:45 PM  
2 votes:

Sybarite: Wait, so hooking *won't* help a woman get a rich, attractive, attentive man?

No...but it WILL get you a lot of other things.

/see your doctor
2012-10-01 06:26:32 PM  
1 vote:

Bondith: The Happily Ever After myth caused me no end of grief. One of my exes was a huge Disney fan and not much experience in grown-up relationships. She thought once she found a boyfriend, she could marry him and then everything would be magically taken care of for the rest of her life. She couldn't understand that it doesn't work like that, and that I'm an actual person and not a bland wish-fulfillment supporting character. Seriously, do any of those Handsome Princes have names or personalities or desires of their own?

Don't worry... after you dumped her, she apparently met me...

/just kill me
2012-10-01 04:14:13 PM  
1 vote:
This could definitely harm your real life relationships: Full Size
2012-10-01 02:53:46 PM  
1 vote:
The author used "The Bachelor", "Days of Our Lives", & "Pretty Woman" as his samples of -romantic- media?

Those are all 'trainwrecks' in my book - only watch if you also like to rubberneck @ car crashes.

/there was more real romance in 'Dances with Wolves'...
2012-10-01 02:41:37 PM  
1 vote:
I've said it before and I'll say it again, the guy below only exists in fiction...fiction! No girls, you won't meet him in real life.

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2012-10-01 02:36:50 PM  
1 vote:

Sybarite: Wait, so hooking *won't* help a woman get a rich, attractive, attentive man?

you know, if you watch Pretty Woman backwards, it's the tale of a rich woman who is forced into a life prostitution by her a$$hole boyfriend.
2012-10-01 01:48:14 PM  
1 vote:

kid_icarus: What about internet romances?

I was crushed when I found out that girls don't prefer I drop my load on the face in real life.
2012-10-01 01:32:58 PM  
1 vote:
This surprises absolutely no one who has dated an American woman anytime in their lives.
2012-10-01 01:07:06 PM  
1 vote:
No shiat Sherlock, fantasy != realtity and anyone who doesn't get that is in for a world of hurt.
2012-10-01 10:10:08 AM  
1 vote:
What about internet romances?
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