Review: "Isn't It Romantic" Is A RomCom After All

To understand my affinity for RomComs, one will need to start from the very beginning. Specifically, the year 1990. I was a freshman in high school and I had just been introduced to Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" and my young impressionable mind was just starting to understand puberty, relationships and now love. Enter Julia Roberts and the movie "Pretty Woman" - one of the greatest RomComs of my childhood. This movie dug its claws into my heart and brain and ever since then, I have been obsessed with the RomCom belief that "love will conquer all." For many years after, I would watch Meg and Julia (and Sandra and Reece and Hugh) in many, many more iterations of the RomCom. The genre had

Review: "Isn't It Romantic" Is A RomCom After All

To understand my affinity for RomComs, one will need to start from the very beginning. Specifically, the year 1990. I was a freshman in high school and I had just been introduced to Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally" and my young impressionable mind was just starting to understand puberty, relationships and now love. Enter Julia Roberts and the movie "Pretty Woman" - one of the greatest RomComs of my childhood. This movie dug its claws into my heart and brain and ever since then, I have been obsessed with the RomCom belief that "love will conquer all." For many years after, I would watch Meg and Julia (and Sandra and Reece and Hugh) in many, many more iterations of the RomCom. The genre had

Why We Never Use The Best Advice

There is an old saying that goes " You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." This is true of today's modern dater. They are fed mass amounts of advice from all directions; friends, family, the internet, Siri, and social media. Yet, as bountiful as the harvest of really good advice there is out there, they still don't listen. In the book "Sidetracked" by Harvard scientist, Francesca Gino, she and her colleagues found that despite evidence from hundreds of studies over the past two decades showing our decisions greatly benefit from another pair of eyes, we routinely sabotage ourselves by refusing to take advice. But let's take her study and fold it into the world of dating

Why We Never Use The Best Advice

There is an old saying that goes " You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink." This is true of today's modern dater. They are fed mass amounts of advice from all directions; friends, family, the internet, Siri, and social media. Yet, as bountiful as the harvest of really good advice there is out there, they still don't listen. In the book "Sidetracked" by Harvard scientist, Francesca Gino, she and her colleagues found that despite evidence from hundreds of studies over the past two decades showing our decisions greatly benefit from another pair of eyes, we routinely sabotage ourselves by refusing to take advice. But let's take her study and fold it into the world of dating

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