Friday, 10 June 2016

Rom Com Vs Real Life


I love settling down with a romantic comedy on the telly and they inspire the kind of books I want to write. Rom coms are fun, warm and cosy and usually have a happy ending that makes us feel fuzzy inside.

Real life isn't always like this. Real life can be a bit shit. Which is why I like rom coms so much. Give me a happy little bubble to live in and I'll hop right in, no questions asked. I've put together a list of the differences between on-screen romantic comedies and the not-so-sparkly reality...


Rom Com

Your ex-stepbrother is sweet, kind and funny - oh, yes and HOT. You realise you fancy the pants off him and it turns out he's in love with you. Awwww. So you kiss (and do other, off-screen stuff) and live happily ever after.

Real Life

Technically, you're not related. He was only ever your stepbrother and now your parents are divorced. But still, it's a bit icky. Get together with this dude and you've booked yourself a place on The Jeremy Kyle Show.

Rom Com

You're a teenager. Your life sucks. So you make a wish... and it comes true! You end up being an adult with your dream job/switch bodies with your mum/male nemesis. You learn a few lessons, realise your life wasn't so crap and probably fall in love somewhere along the way.

Real Life

You're a teenager. Your life sucks.

Rom Com

Two blokes like you. One is nice and trustworthy, the other is a scumbag with an overinflated ego. You pick the nice one and live happily ever after.

Real Life

You pick the scumbag, who breaks your heart before moving on without a backwards glance. You spend many, MANY nights sobbing and asking why you never chose Mr Nice Guy and lived happily every after.

Rom Com

You go online and start chatting with a really nice bloke. When it turns out this same bloke has forced you to close your beloved business down (the one you inherited from your mum and holds many dear memories), you fall in love with him anyway and live happily ever after.

Real Life

You go online and start chatting with a prince from a far off land who will marry you and make you a princess who is rich beyond your wildest dreams. If you'll just sent a bit of cash over first, that'd be grand...

Rom Com

You're at work, minding your own business (literally) when a beautiful Hollywood actress steps into your shop. You chat for a bit, later spill a drink down her front and end up getting together after a few romance hiccups.

Real Life

You're at work. You're bored. You go home and return the next day.

Rom Com

You're sitting in a restaurant with your best pal and fake an orgasm to prove a point. You finish and carry on as normal.

Real Life

You're sitting in a restaurant with your best pal and fake an orgasm to prove a point. Your best pal walks out and you haven't seen them since. They won't answer your calls/texts/emails and you've been unfollowed/un-friended on every social media platform. Sad times.

Rom Com

You're a mermaid who has fallen in love with a man who lives on dry land. So you ditch your fishy tail in favour of legs for a bit and have a whirlwind romance with said land-goer.

Real Life

There are no mermaids! *wails*


See what I mean? Rom coms are clearly the way to go! Why not add your own Rom Com Vs Real Life in the comments below!

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