34 Lessons "The Notebook" Taught Us About Love

    "If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

    1. Don't be too shy to tell someone how you really feel.

    2. Going to the movies is usually a safe first date, if you can concentrate on the actual movie.

    3. Be adventurous and try new things, even if they seem a little scary at first.

    4. And take advantage of the seemingly small but beautiful moments life gives you.

    5. Compromising is important, but don't change who you are entirely just to please another person.

    6. And small romantic gestures can go a long way.

    7. Don't underestimate how crucial lust is to a successful romantic relationship.

    8. Not to mention, physical attraction is pretty essential as well.

    9. Yep... pretty essential.

    10. Spend time with friends who understand how you feel about each other.

    11. And enjoy every opportunity you have to make new memories that you'll always cherish.

    12. Because life really is just a series of perfect moments strung together.

    13. You'll get into arguments and disagree from time to time because no one's perfect.

    14. But having a good sense of humor can help you get through the tough times.

    15. Because you really shouldn't let a day go by together without laughter.

    16. Your heart doesn't always care about logic or what's necessarily practical.

    17. Because the heart wants what it wants.

    18. And you should honor that.

    19. You should defend and fight for your relationship in the face of adversity.

    20. Unconditional love means caring about someone's happiness and well-being regardless of personal gain.

    21. Don't doubt yourself and always trust your instincts.

    22. It's important to communicate your feelings.

    23. And no one ever complains about receiving heartfelt, handwritten love letters.

    24. Especially if you fill those love letters with insightful and profound honesty.

    25. Every single moment of every day won't always be rainbows and butterflies.

    26. But as long as you're happy every day, you're probably doing something right.

    27. When you give your heart to someone, it's not easy to let go.

    28. But don't worry, it's not always too late to reclaim your place in someone's life.

    29. Relationships aren't always easy — in fact, sometimes they can be really, really hard.

    30. But if you follow your heart and don't worry about what others think is best for you, things will be OK.

    31. Because the best kind of love is one that can weather any storm.

    32. A strong bond and mutual affection can bring you a lifetime full of happiness.

    33. Most importantly, true love can be one of the most incredible things you share with another person.

    34. And can last in your heart and mind forever.