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11 Reasons Romantic Comedies Actually Suck

Love sucks. #KeepOnSucking with Jolly Rancher.

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2. The Fake Magic of Airports

Contrary to popular belief, airports are not some intense, wild hotbed of romantic proclamations. And if someone does in fact rush to the airport to stop you from getting on a plane in order to tell you that they love you, you will likely hold the price of the wasted ticket over their heads for the remainder of your (undoubtedly short) relationship.

4. Unrealistic Meet-Cutes

Statistically speaking, your chance of getting hit by lightning is greater than falling off the side of a cruise ship and, beneath the ocean's surface, bumping into a hunky scuba diver who will save and subsequently marry you.

6. Mortal Enemies Attract (???)

Sometimes, mortal enemies just AREN'T meant to be together. A multibillionaire tycoon who is singlehandedly destroying the world's forest maybe, like, shouldn't date an actual tree woman. Just maybe? IDK.

7. The Big-Apartment Paradox

It's just a fact: A single writer in the city in his or her late twenties or early thirties simply does not have a massive one-bedroom apartment. IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN. You are not only lying to us, but you're making us stupid jealous too...FOR NO REASON.

9. The Unworthy Best Friend

The best friend is always a wreck to whom no one seems inclined to offer help. It's as if helping the best friend with her relationship problems would throw the earth off of its axis, and we would all seriously cease to exist.

10. No Communication Allowed

There's always a small miscommunication that could be solved in five minutes, but for some reason the thought of addressing it is super out of the question. And so we get 30 minutes of high-octane romantic conflict that could be resolved with a simple, "Hey...did you...? Oh, you didn't? LOL, I thought...OK. OK. Cool. Great."

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