Studies show romantic comedies may kill your love life!

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
December 17th, 2008

While this may not completely classify as movie news, it does classify as humorous. A recent study done by Heriot Watt University found that romantic comedies, or rom-coms as they are so wittingly called, may provide people with unrealistic ideas about relationships and love life. The study goes on to imply that rom-coms could influence couples to create unrealistic expectations for each other, causing stress and strain on the relationship. I knew those things were bad for your health!

So there you go guys. It's official. Now you have an educated excuse to say no when your girl suggests BRIDEWARS over THE WRESTLER this holiday season. I can see it now..."But honey, if we watch P.S., I LOVE YOU instead of 300 it could cause me to have unrealistic expectations of you and our relationship."

If interested, the story on the study can be found in more detail here. You can also take place in the ongoing study by going here. If you're curious, some of the films used for the study included 40 top box office hits between 1995 and 2005 such as YOU'VE GOT MAIL, MAID IN MANHATTAN, THE WEDDING PLANNER and WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING. Hugh Grant and Matthew McConaughey better call their agents.

Comment back with romantic comedies...sorry...rom-coms you feel raise the bar for their genre. May I offer up SAY ANYTHING to get the conversation started.

Source BBC

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