When it comes to failed adulthood dreams, romantic comedies have a lot to answer for.
They’ve brainwashed us into believing true love is waiting around every corner, spontaneous rain leads to long, lingering kisses (rather than soggy hair and ruined shoes) and stalking is a super cute way to show someone you’re way into them.
Instead of finding your way into a jail cell. Which is where you belong if you pull that crap.
Countless studies and think pieces have long lamented the fact that women grow up programmed to believe the arrogant guy they’re battling at work is really just a big softy at heart. Or that declarations of true love come with a side of fireworks and a flash mob. Instead of the far more regularly used “Hey, Netflix and….?”