11 Movies That Have Ruined Your Expectations For Love

1. A Walk To Remember (2002)

A Walk to Remember
A Walk to Remember

Movie Lie:

Guy promises he’s not going to fall in love with you. He does anyways.

Real Life:

Guy promises he’s not going to fall in love with you. He doesn’t fall in love, and is confused why you’re so upset when he told you up front he wasn’t looking for a relationship.

2. No Strings Attached (2011)

No Strings Attached
No Strings Attached

Movie Lie:

Friends with Benefits situation turns into eternal love.

Real Life:

Friends with Benefits situation turns into one person wanting more and the other wishing you would lock the door on your way out.

3. Friends With Benefits (2011)

Friends With Benefits
Friends With Benefits

Movie Lie:

Seriously, being Friends with Benefits is a great way to find love.

Real Life:

LOLOL no it’s not.

4. The Notebook (2004)

The Notebook
The Notebook

Movie Lie:

That summer fling from seven years ago still loves you and will do anything for you, including building a house.

Real Life:

That summer fling from seven years ago has a serious girlfriend, but likes your Facebook posts occasionally.

5. Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually
Love Actually

Movie Lie:

Swear inappropriately in front of your boss, he’ll fall in love with you.

Real Life:

Swear inappropriately in front of your boss, he’ll send you to HR for sensitivity training.

6. The Ugly Truth (2009)

The Ugly Truth
The Ugly Truth

Movie Lie:

The asshole guy from work is secretly great and will fall in love with you when you try to change him.

Real Life:

The asshole guy from work is an asshole and says asshole things to you when you try to change him.

7. The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday
The Holiday

Movie Lie:

Meet a handsome stranger while on vacation, fall in love, and decide that long distance relationships are awesome and totally work.

Real Life:

Eventually someone has to move, or you break up. Long distance marriages aren’t really a thing.

8. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

He’s Just Not That Into You
He’s Just Not That Into You

Movie Lie:

You meet a new guy, he says he’s just not that into you, but then he totally is, he just hadn’t realized it.

Real Life:

You meet a new guy, he says he’s just not that into you, and he’s not. The end.

9. Say Anything (1989)

Say Anything
Say Anything

Movie Lie:

You break up with a guy, and he goes to great lengths to win you back, regardless of bicep fatigue. The two of you live happily ever after.

Real Life:

You break up with a guy, he’s upset, texts you a few times, and then ghosts. No boom boxes needed.

10. Pretty Woman (1990)

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman

Movie Lie:

If you’re a prostitute, an incredibly handsome and wealthy guy will pay you an obscene amount of money to be his girlfriend, and then he’ll fall in love with you.

Real Life:

If you’re a prostitute, a moderately well-off guy will pay you for sex and then leave.

11. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

Sleepless in Seattle
Sleepless in Seattle

Movie Lie:

The guy on the radio is your soulmate. Go find him.

Real Life:

The guy on the radio is Howard Stern. Stay at home. TC mark

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