Study: Romantic Comedies Will Ruin Your Love Life

Guys, I know what you’re thinking. You take your girl to a romantic comedy, she is happy, you suffer only a little bit, and it pays off later in the evening. That’s all fine and good. But if you’re serious about the girl – or ladies, if you’re serious about the man (I suppose this would apply to same-sex couples as well) – it’s best to avoid romantic comedies at all costs!


Because they will spoil your love life.

And no, I’m not kidding. I meant to post this article a couple weeks ago, but I got distracted by other things… like booze, football, food, movies and so on and so forth.

The good folk over at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh say that, based on a recent study, romantic comedies set unrealistic expectations about love and sex, causing them to “fail to communicate with their partner.” You can read more over at, but these findings do make sense. Things don’t always end up happily ever after, and even if they do, they might not be that happy. And have you ever tried chasing after an ex who has just driven to the airport, managed to sneak through security and not get tackled within 20 feet? I’ve tried three times and it still hasn’t succeeded.

Damn you, romantic comedies! Damn you.

By Erik Samdahl
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