You’ve seen dozens of films, so you should know that movie love and real love are completely different. Movies are meant to show reality, but there has to be some sort of twist in order to make it entertaining. No one wants to watch a film about a couple sleeping, silently eating breakfast, and catching the train for work, with no drama involved. If you wish your life was like life on the big screen, you have to remember that there are some huge differences between movie love and real love:
1. Time Moves Quickly
In the movies, characters fall in love after one conversation. Even if you believe in love at first sight, this isn’t very likely. The difference between movie love and real love is that the latter takes time. You have to learn about a person, become close with them, and develop a deep relationship with them before your love will flourish. Some fall in love more quickly than others, but it could take years for your feelings to grow that large.
2. Only Big Moments Matter
During films, there’s usually a pivotal moment where the man will perform a spectacular act of love. While your partner could theoretically do this for you, it’s more likely that there will be hundreds of small acts of love instead of one big event. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course. Wouldn’t you rather have him show his love every single day instead of once a year?
3. It's Always Exciting
You don’t always have to be doing something exciting. Some days, you’ll just lounge around watching Netflix, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You don’t have to be constantly kissing, or declaring your love. Most days, you’ll be doing simple, everyday things that they rarely show in movies.
4. Being Overly Romantic
If you’re lucky, you’ll find a partner who loves to schedule romantic evenings, complete with candlelight and a homemade dinner. However, most modern relationships aren’t overly romantic. Yes, there will be some days where your partner spoils you. But don’t expect every day to feel like a romance novel.
5. Always Looking Perfect
Even when actresses are supposedly waking up, they look fantastic. In reality, you’re not going to look amazing at every point of the day. Your partner will learn to love what you look like when you get out of the shower, and when you’re sick with the flu. You can’t expect them to be perfect, and vice versa.
6. Money Isn't an Issue
Unless the film is about a poor couple, money is usually not important. Movie characters go to fancy restaurants, live in luxurious apartments, and fly across the country to see one another. In reality, you have to budget your money. You can’t always splurge on a bouquet of roses when a single flower would do just fine.
7. Easy Solutions
In the majority of romantic movies, the couple always ends up together. From the start, there's no question that they'll work out their issues. In real life, things aren't as clear-cut. Even if your partner seems perfect for you, there will be moments when you question whether you're really meant to be. Don't think your curiosity means you've fallen out of love with them. It's human to wonder if your choices are the right ones.
Even though relationships aren't exactly like the movies, they're still pretty amazing. Have you ever been in love?