7 Lies about Women That Have Been Spread by Romance Films ...


7 Lies about Women That Have Been Spread by Romance Films ...
7 Lies about Women That Have Been Spread by Romance Films ...

As entertaining as romantic comedies are, there are lies about women that romance films spread. Relationships are portrayed as the end all be all, the only thing that can cause happiness in a girl’s life. In reality, things aren’t that simple. Here are some of the most common lies about women that can be found in most romance films.

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Catastrophic Careers

One of the biggest lies about women is that having a successful career equals having no love life. In movies, working women are so focused on their job that they have no time for dating. When they finally find a man to sweep them away from the office, true happiness follows. In reality, someone can be perfectly happy without a boyfriend. It’s also entirely possible for a woman to balance her career and love life without issue.


Magical Makeover

In movies, beauty is covered by glasses and a bad haircut. When the main character fixes these tiny things, she’s transformed into a gorgeous girl that every guy suddenly notices. It makes women feel like they have to be perfect to get the object of their desire. But if the guy you like only pays attention to you once you put on a push-up bra and paint your face, he’s not worth your time. Try to find someone that appreciates your personality.


Sweet Surprises

In movies, a man surprising his girlfriend when she least expects it is romantic and leads to a night of lovemaking. In reality, it’s best to get a heads up before your guy comes for a visit. There’s a lot of primping that we have to do and we might be wary of getting physical without the proper preparation. If our room or apartment is a mess, that’s added stress for us. Of course, if you’re completely comfortable with your man, none of the above will matter.


Over Isn’t over

When the two lead characters separate, there are usually twenty more minutes until they reunite. Even though they broke up, they eventually realize that they ‘can’t live without each other.’ In real life, most breakups are final. You shouldn’t end your relationship unless you’re absolutely sure that it’s what you want. Some people aren’t willing to get back together after being hurt.


FWB Are Meant to Be

Friends with benefits lead to lifelong happiness in films. While this is possible in real life, it’s not the result the majority of the time. In most cases, one person is more emotionally indebted than the other and the ‘relationship’ falls apart. The way the big screen portrays friends with benefits is rarely accurate. It glorifies a type of relationship that doesn’t always work out.


Continuous Chase

If you’re mean to a guy, don’t expect him to continually lust after you. In films, guys are persistent and take all of a female’s insults with a grain of salt. In reality, you can easily bruise a man’s ego. If you turn him down time after time, he’s going to find someone else who appreciates him. Don’t think that he’ll wait around until you finally come around.


Need a Man

In romantic movies, it seems like you need a man in order to be happy. Female characters are depressed and clueless until they meet their soul mate. But you can be confident and live a wonderful life without a boyfriend or hubby. Of course, it’s great to have a partner, but he shouldn’t be the sole reason for your existence. You have to learn to be happy on your own.

Don’t be fooled into thinking everything you see on the big screen has truth behind it. Reality is much different than scripted shows. What other romantic clichés can you think of?

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Totally agree. I will say though that usually in the makeover movies (and with irl makeovers)it's not just the looks that change. The movies usually portray a shy or awkward girl who gains confidence after the makeover. You don't need to be pretty to have confidence, but I think guys can be drawn to a new attitude, not just a look.

Sooo true!, a woman can be successful and happy with or without a man

Also totally agree! One thing that always bothers me when I see it is the woman essentially saying she's not interested, but the man won't take no for an answer, he remains persistent to the point of being ridiculous and annoying, and interfering. But the woman always gives in, and of course the earth moves...just so not true....

You make some really great points that I think both men and women should hear

I dont think its true that a women can b happy without man couse its human nature every person needs someone to love her or him its just the way we r made same applies for men

Be happy

I found it interesting how someone like a maid or janitor ends up with the CEO or some other man loaded with money. I won't say it can't happen, but I find it unlikely...plus, it's rarely the woman who is better off financially, the man is usually richer or implied to be...or maybe that's just the movies I've seen

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