10 Pieces Of Unconventional Dating Advice From Your Favorite Chick Flicks


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There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a bottle of wine and a good chick flick. They’re all some variation of boy-meets-girl followed by boy-and-girl-must-overcome-obstacles-to-be-together. Boy and girl either live happily ever after, or die tragically in a way that’s still more romantic than your own love life will ever be. Despite the predictable formula, there is real world dating advice to be learned from your favorite chick flick.

A Cinderella Story

Guys are clueless. If Austin Ames couldn’t recognize Sam under that tiny mask, I promise your boyfriend will not notice your new haircut, dress, etc. Try subtly hinting that something is different, such as asking, “Don’t you like my new shoes?” Did I say subtle? I meant point it out with a big flashing arrow. He’ll thank you for it.


Always be yourself, unless you can be someone better. Oh, a bad boy doesn’t want to date someone who looks like his mother? I’m shocked. If pastels and cardigans aren’t working for you, it might be time to upgrade your wardrobe.

The Notebook

Always wear waterproof makeup. There is nothing sexier than making out with a hot guy in the rain — that is, until your eyebrows are halfway down your face and your mascara resembles that of a deranged raccoon.

She’s the Man

Every guy wants a girl who can be one of the guys. Go big or go home, I always say. Infiltrate their ranks and become one of them. Dress like him, play sports with him, make him question his sexuality… oh wait, too far?

10 Things I Hate About You

You can be a complete dick to a guy but as long as you’re hot, he’ll still like you. Don’t abuse this power, but always know it’s there.

Legally Blonde

There are cheaper ways to find a husband than going to law school. I don’t care if he is “the one,” Harvard law school tuition is $59,550 a year. You know what you can buy with that money? 24,207 Grande Iced Coffees, 2,053 Kylie Lip Kits or 546 pairs of Bean Boots. You know what else you can buy? A boyfriend that’s not such a complete bonehead.

Sweet Home Alabama

Always keep your first love on the hook. Never let them move on. Ever. Even when they think they’re better off without you. Because they’re not.

The Proposal

If he looks like Ryan Reynolds, just blackmail him into marrying you. He’s bound to fall in love with you eventually. Nothing can possibly go wrong.

The Time Traveler’s Wife

If you can’t find love in your own time period, defy physics. Apparently, it’s easier than it looks. (Also see “13 Going on 30” and “About Time”)


They say love is an open door, but sometimes it’s a floating one. Know when to let go. It was real, it was fun, but some relationships are not meant to last. Know the difference between a hookup and a husband. There may be many fish in the sea, but this dress is dry clean only.

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