We’ve all been there. Getting weepy at the end of a romcom when the big romantic gesture is finally displayed and wondering, “Why won’t someone do that for me?”
But just ask yourself… would you really want them to?
Let’s get real – if someone started throwing rocks at our window in the middle of the night just as we’ve being receiving a bunch of anonymous love letters, we’re not swooning. We’re calling the police.
Here are the top ten romantic movie gestures that, in real life, would most likely end with a restraining order.
1. Say Anything: Aside from being super annoyed that we've just been woken up in the middle of the night, seeing a man standing in a long trench coat outside our window is definitely cause to hit the panic button.
2. Titanic: A guy we just met asks us to stand on the edge of a moving ship… *alarm bells*
3. Bridget Jones's Diary: Oh yeah, read her diary and disappear with no explanation. That's the way to win her heart.
4. The Notebook: So, the guy who's heart you broke wants to row you out into the middle a deserted lake… We're just saying.
5. Love Actually: Your hubby's BFF shows up at your door declaring his love for you WHILE he knows your husband is inside. The term 'cruisin for a bruisin' has never seemed so fitting.
6. Never Been Kissed: After lying about her age and a million other things, Josie takes an ad out in the newspaper to ask her former teacher to meet her in a baseball stadium to be her first kiss… How do you think the men YOU know would respond to this?
7. Sleepless in Seattle: That's a great idea – queue for three hours in one of New York's busiest tourist attractions for a date that may never show.
8. The Graduate: You've just tied the knot when the man who was sleeping with your mother shows up, starts screaming your name and waving a crucifix at your friends and family before he locks them in a church.
9. Big Fish: What would you really do if a stranger showed up at your house saying that he's tried to follow you for years…
10. 10 Things I Hate About You: There is no man in the world that could publicly sing to us in front of our entire school that wouldn't make us want to crawl under a rock.