3 Dating Lessons From Romantic Comedies
Romantic comedies are the worst possible sources to emulate if you want to improve your dating life. They’re full of cliches and interactions between members of the opposite sex that would never occur in real life.
Having said that, you can sift through some of these films for the occasional valuable lesson about dating. Here are three examples:
Matthew McConaughey’s character asked his Uncle Wayne (a natural with women) to approach a group of moderately attractive women sitting near them in a bar. He does, and one of the women shows a lot of interest. Uncle Wayne, however, decides not to take her home.
His nephew asks why not.
Wayne’s response: “You have to throw the little fish back.”
Getting good at meeting women via cold approach isn’t necessarily the same thing as getting laid a lot. Many men are content to settle for the lowest hanging fruit. The quality women, however, aren’t as easy to come by.
Ryan Gosling’s character, Jacob, asked Steve Carell’s character, Cal, if he was the billionaire owner of Apple, to which Cal responded “no.”
“Oh, ok,” Jacob replied. “In that case, you’ve got no right to wear New Balance sneakers, ever.”
Many successful men don’t dress well but have hot wives or girlfriends. It’s safe to assume those men didn’t meet those wives/girlfriends through cold approach; they met their women in environments where everyone knew their value.
When you walk into a room where no one knows who you are, however, your physical appearance plays a much bigger role in how attractive the opposite sex will perceive you to be.
Don’t underestimate the importance of dressing well and keeping yourself well-groomed, especially in environments where no one knows who you are.
Here’s the definition of perseverance, according to Will Smith’s character in the 2005 movie Hitch: Continuing a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.
Don’t carry negativity from rejection from one set into another. No matter how bad of a night you might be having, you’re always only one approach away from creating a memorable night.
About Jordan Murray Jordan is a journalist who has written extensively about dating and lifestyle for multiple publications.