Survey: Rom-Coms Will Ruin Your Life

07.23.10 8 years ago 15 Comments

While men everywhere are undoubtedly on the edge of their seats for the release of Valentine’s Day on DVD and Blu-Ray, a survey taken in Australia has been conducted to coincide with the hilarious Ashton Kutcher film, and the results are quite shocking – romantic comedies may not be good for real-life relationships. Nearly half of the 1,000 people questioned in the survey said that they feel like rom-coms create expectations that are difficult to live up to for the common couple. For instance, bathing. I said I’d get around to it, you nagging b*tch!

One out of every four people surveyed said that rom-coms have caused their partners to expect them to know what they are thinking at all times, while one out of five said their significant others expect gifts like flowers on random occasions just because we should feel the urge. Meanwhile, I’m ready for lunch and no sandwiches have magically appeared in front of me, so it appears the flowers will wait another day.

Drive a wedge between me and your parents, NY Daily News:

“It seems our love of rom-coms is turning us into a nation of “happy-ever-after addicts.” Yet the warm and fuzzy feeling they provide can adversely influence our view of real relationships,” said Australian relationship counselor, Gabrielle Morrissey.

“Real relationships take work and true love requires more than fireworks.”

Unless, of course, you get the awesome fireworks that you can only buy in Tennessee in the back room of a gas station. Drop a couple M80s in the toilet and watch your girl’s face light up with love. Sure, it may look like rage, but when you’re bouncing a stripper on your lap later that night and contemplating calling that cute community college girl from the Home Depot, you’ll remember the way your wife cried on the phone to her mom about you. That’s when you’ll know it was all worthwhile.

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