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21 Things We're Supposed To Find Romantic But Just Arent

Fact: Dancing in the rain is a health and safety hazard.

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1. Kissing in the rain.

New Line Cinema

Two words: sloppy kisses. There is no way that a wet kiss is so good it's worth getting hypothermia for.

2. And dancing in the rain.

Disney

Maybe the rain in rom-coms is different and it's not cold or wet, and doesn't make your clothes see-through. Either way, this is a health and safety disaster waiting to happen.

3. Public displays of affection.

New Line Cinema

PDA is just awkward and gross, if a couple on the train even look at each other then people hate it. You can't tell me these couples actually manage to get away with this stuff without their friends taking the piss out of them.

4. And more specifically airport PDA.

MOVE! People have places to go and you're blocking the way!!
Miramax Films

MOVE! People have places to go and you're blocking the way!!

5. Popping your foot while kissing.

Buena Vista Pictures

This is a little weird and dramatically destabilizes the kiss, which I can only imagine results in you both falling over.

6. Saving someone's life.

Summit Entertainment

In reality if someone had just saved your life they would see you in a state of shock, horror, and tears. You may even have pooped yourself which is definitely not romantic.

7. Public declarations of love.

Universal Pictures

Am I the only one who would run and hide if this ever happened?

8. Gazing into each other's eyes.

Columbia Pictures

This is beyond awkward, if an outsider was watching these two they'd be like "Are you guys okay?".

9. Being in grave danger.

Columbia Pictures

If you're swinging between buildings your inner voice isn't going "wow, this is so dreamy", your inner voice is saying "Fucky, fuck, fuckity shit fuck, I'm going to die!!!"

10. Being serenaded.

Yes okay, so Heath Ledger may be the one exception but IRL if this happened it would be so awkward. What do you do with your hands? Where do you look? Are you supposed to sing back?
Buena Vista Pictures

Yes okay, so Heath Ledger may be the one exception but IRL if this happened it would be so awkward. What do you do with your hands? Where do you look? Are you supposed to sing back?

11. Tripping and then falling into someone's arms.

Miramax Films

As someone who falls a lot I can tell you 100% of the time this does not lead to romance, only embarrassment.

12. Snuggling after sex.

Focus Features

Why is it in films that after sex there's a prolonged period of cuddling and talking? UTI's must not exist in rom-coms because clearly they don't need to wee after sex like us.

13. Walking down the stairs to your lover.

Warner Bros. Pictures

There's always this weird part of a rom-com where the female walks down the stairs and the male gazes up at her. Firstly, where are all these grand staircases coming from? Secondly, how don't they fall over?

14. Rowing a boat.

New Line Cinema

In so many films the romantic date of choice is rowing a rowboat. The closest we have in reality is an awkward date on a pedalo, where you get lost and bored within the first five minutes.

15. Grand gestures.

Theoretically they seem great but in real life frand gestures result in a noise complaint.
20th Century Fox

Theoretically they seem great but in real life frand gestures result in a noise complaint.

16. Chasing after someone as they get on a plane.

Universal Pictures

In the films there is never any other passengers pissed off that you're holding their flight up. Airport security is always slow and incapable of doing simple things, which is actually kind of worrying.

17. Cheating.

Universal Pictures

For some reason in rom-coms a lot of cheating happens and it's always supposed to be romantic. Maybe I'm missing something but in real life I'm pretty sure it's considered a big betrayal.

18. Coming up behind someone and surprising them.

Disney

When this happens it's always baffling that the person wasn't presumed to be a murderer and drop kicked to the ground.

19. Weirdly touching foreheads for five whole minutes before kissing.

Columbia Pictures

People in films kiss with their foreheads and it's just damn weird. Use your lips like normal people!

20. Overly toungey kisses.

Columbia Pictures

When couples do finally get around to kissing it's very heavy on the tongue. If this happened in real life they wouldn't meet again on account of a very bad kiss.

21. Shower sex.

Paramount Pictures

Shower sex IRL is almost always awkward, films depicting it otherwise are leading naive couples into a false sense of romance.