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‘Chick flicks’ have negative effect on relationships

By Jacob Bean, Guest Writer

Planning a romantic date for Valentine’s Day? Don’t copy favorite lines or actions from romantic films because they could have a negative effect on dates.

Movies provide people with a way to escape reality for a few hours. With Valentine’s Day looming around the corner, romantic movies, better known as “rom-coms” or “chick flicks,” will be played nonstop on television, featured online and released into theaters just in time for the holiday.

Most chick flicks hold the same formula: two people meet, fight/have problems, fall in love and live happily ever after.  They also hold some of the same clichéd moments that people shouldn’t take literally and reenact in real life in order to impress someone special.

It seems that in almost every chick flick that’s released, somebody makes a mad dash through the airport in order to tell their significant other how much they love them. This can be seen in many popular movies such as “Liar Liar” when Jim Carrey tries to stop his ex-wife from leaving, or in “Love Actually” when Liam Neeson’s son runs through security to tell his crush how he really feels.

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