Life is not a romantic comedy

You know what’s amazing? When some girls think that life has to be romantic. No, when they expect it to be romantic. I’ve touched on this topic in an older post but this current post is directed more at the idea that women/girls think that they will find the perfect man who will ruthlessly shower her with cheesy and corny things. As I’ve learned (well, more like assumed), not every creature of the male species prioritises ‘inducing swoons from saying and doing thoughtful/lame things’ on their to-do list.

There are so many annoying movies and dramas out there like The Notebook that induces the belief in innocent movie-viewers that one day, some drop-dead gorgeous man will appear miraculously out of some unlikely scenario (such as getting stuck in a lift, getting saved by a gang of creepy men, or bumping into each other on another planet), and sweep the woman off her feet. Life is not a romantic comedy, nor is it a Korean drama. People should stop waiting for something exciting to happen because it won’t. Often, the most seemingly mundane of people will end up being the best person you’ll ever meet because, well, they are real.

And I know people say that movies are based off some shred of universal reality. But I think people, particularly girls, need to realise that fiction is a means of escape from reality – it’s not necessarily a true reflection of reality. I mean, how many guys that you had just met a month or two ago will love you enough to donate his corneas to you in the unlikely event that you develop eye cancer somehow? How many guys are going to serenade you under the moonlight by a lake in order to ask for a date?

For crying out loud,  movies are not a guideline of what to expect out of life. Are you sitting around and expecting a letter in the mail telling you that you’ve been accepted at Hogwarts? Do you think you’re going to get bitten by a spider one day and develop super powers? Do you believe that if you follow the yellow brick road, you’re going to meet a wizard who’ll send you back home? If you answered yes to any of these, then by all means, please keep believing that men are romantic and sensitive 24/7, and keep believing that a flawless guy is going to come into your life on a magical unicorn. I’m afraid you’re going to be alone forever, and you deserve to be alone if you’re naive enough to think movies and dramas are standards for people to live up to.

The truth of the matter is, the majority of guys don’t think about new ways of being romantic. They have other things to worry about, like food. And I think I personally prefer it that way. If a guy did thoughtful and romantic things for me every waking moment, I would just choke on all the cheese that he is shoving down my throat. Don’t get me wrong, I do like thoughtfulness but only once in a while, in such a way that I can actually appreciate it.

Oh over-sensitivity is not attractive – if a girl tells you she wants a sensitive guy, she lies. No girl in her right mind wants a guy who cries constantly over how much he loves her, and how beautiful their love is. Girls already have a pussy, they don’t need another one (Adam and Andrew reference).

And besides, isn’t it much nicer to just have fun with your significant other, and when the time calls for it, show each other how much you care? It’s kind of like raising children – be cruel to them as much as legally possible so that when you show compassion, they’ll appreciate you a lot more.

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About lildoro

I'm a uni student who procrastinates way too much. I like saying stuff about things.

Posted on October 27, 2010, in Biased opinions about relationships, Mindless Dribble and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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