15 "Romantic" Things In Early '00s Movies That Were Actually Huge Red Flags

    Alexa, play "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga.

    There's nothing quite like a '00s rom-com.

    However, not *every* rom-com couple we grew up with was quite up to the Jenna and Matty standard.

    So, without further ado, here are 15 things I can't believe we let early '00s movies call "romance."

    1. When Mark declared his love for Juliet — his best friend's wife — with poster boards on her doorstep in Love Actually.

    His posters say, "to me you are perfect, and my wasted heart will love you"

    2. When David fell in love with his kidnapper in Holiday in Handcuffs.

    David tells his kidnapper Trudie that she's everything he wants

    3. When Bella kissed Jacob after he overheard her and Edward talking about their engagement in Eclipse.

    Jacob threatens to run away if she doesn't choose him

    4. When Noah hung from a ferris wheel until Allie agreed to go out with him in The Notebook.

    Noah threatens to let go if Allie doesn't agree to a date

    5. When Andy quit her job and reconciled with Nate in The Devil Wears Prada.

    Nate assures Andy she can visit him in Boston

    6. When Melanie didn't sign her divorce papers before her wedding with Andrew in Sweet Home Alabama.

    the lawyer stops the wedding to tell Melanie she didn't sign her papers

    7. When Ben recklessly chased down Andie's taxi in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

    Ben tells Andie he's willing to get hit in traffic if it means she'll pull over the cab

    8. When Sam told Austin that waiting for him "is like waiting for rain in this drought — useless and disappointing" in A Cinderella Story.

    Sam confronts Austin in the locker room

    9. When Margaret pressured her assistant into marrying her so she could avoid deportation in The Proposal.

    Margaret tells her boss that she and Andrew are getting married, much to Andrew's surprise

    10. When Summer taught Tom to believe in true love in 500 Days of Summer.

    Summer tells Tom he was right about true love, but he just wasn't right about her

    11. When Jennifer and Vince didn't reveal their true feelings for each other until they were literally at the altar in My Fake Fiancé.

    Vince wrote "will you marry me for real" into Jennifer's vows

    12. When Steve finally realized he was in love with Mary, not Fran, on his wedding day in The Wedding Planner.

    Steve questions their relationship while they're already dressed for the wedding

    13. When Gabriella and Troy broke up and got back together three times in the High School Musical trilogy.

    Gabriella sang a breakup song in every single movie

    14. When Paolo whisked 14-year-old Lizzie all over Rome in The Lizzie McGuire Movie.

    Paolo offers Lizzie a ride on his Vespa

    15. And finally, when Aaron Samuels asked Cady what day it was in Mean Girls.

    On Oct 3rd, he asked her what day it was

    Are there any not-so-romantic moments from '00s movies I missed? Or anything I got terribly, horribly wrong? Let me know the comments!