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|15 Feb|6 mins

6 Rom-com Lines That Just Wouldn't Work Today

It’s all about the opener
Lucy E Cousins
15 Feb
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We all know what we’re getting into with a rom-com. There’s love, drama, love and more drama. Maybe a dance number and a puppy. And to be honest, while we’re watching a rom-com we’re up for those cheesy pick up-lines and first kisses in the rain. But how many of those lines would work today on Tinder? We weighed up a few that stuck in our minds.

Advice
|15 Feb|6 mins

6 Rom-com Lines That Just Wouldn't Work Today

It’s all about the opener
Lucy E Cousins
15 Feb
Share:

We all know what we’re getting into with a rom-com. There’s love, drama, love and more drama. Maybe a dance number and a puppy. And to be honest, while we’re watching a rom-com we’re up for those cheesy pick up-lines and first kisses in the rain. But how many of those lines would work today on Tinder? We weighed up a few that stuck in our minds.

'Lucky One'

"You should be kissed, every day, every hour, every minute." 
Logan (Zac Efron) to Beth (Taylor Schilling) in “Lucky One”

Well, this is just impractical. Our main concern being how tricky it would be to eat pizza and use our phones while our faces are connected 24/7…

'Jerry Maguire'

"I love you. You complete me."
Jerry (Tom Cruise) to Dorothy (Renee Zellweger) in “Jerry Maguire”

Well, we’d love to hear those first three words (but not on the first date - that’s MAFS territory). The second part? Not so much. You don’t need someone to ‘complete’ you – you just need to find a cheeky partner in crime. Ie. Us!

'Twilight: New Moon'

“I love you. You’re my only reason to stay alive… if that’s what I am.”
Edward (Robert Pattinson) to Bella (Kristen Stewart) in Twilight: New Moon

Wow. Now that IS pressure. We’re the ONLY reason to stay alive? What about chocolate? And dolphins? Not to mention your friends? Your dog? Did we mention dolphins? Oh, and the next Deadpool movie?

' A Knight's Tale'

“If I could ask God one thing, it would be to stop the moon. Stop the moon and make this night and your beauty last forever.”
William (Heath Ledger) to Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon) in “A Knight's Tale”

Oh that’s sweet. And not AT ALL how the moon works. While we love this sentiment, it does make us question your grasp of science.

'Valentine's Day'

"To some people, love doesn't exist unless you acknowledge it in front of other people."
Alphonso (George Lopez) in "Valentine's Day"

Love doesn’t exist unless you acknowledge it to the person you love FIRST… Then you can splash it all over Instagram if that’s what you’re into...

'Love Actually'

“To me, you are perfect”
Mark (Andrew Lincoln) in Love Actually”

No complaints here. We’d accept this line. Every. Time. Especially when we’re well into day five of our dry shampoo marathon.

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