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Tastylia for sale I’ve got issues: five bad pieces of relationship advice you might have gotten from your favorite chick flick

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1. The love at first sight myth

Movies such as “The Notebook,” “I Am Number 4” and “The Lucky One” make love at first sight seem super important in finding “the one.” Somehow these protagonists just look at each other and just “know.”

What did each of these characters actually “know?” These protagonists just noticed that they liked the other person’s appearance and enjoyed their first impression. They wanted to take things to the next step and get to know each other better.

If they want to call it “love at first sight,” that’s okay by me, but keep in mind that many other couples get the same feeling when they meet each other, and it either ends badly or doesn’t go anywhere. Unlike the movies, the cute guy or girl could not have anything in common with you, have serious problems or just be a stalker (because, let’s be real, what’s the difference between an attractive boy that follows you around and an unattractive one? They’re both creepy, but one is hot).

It’s not that first glance that makes it love. It’s the stuff that comes after happily ever after, after the credits, that makes a relationship last.

2. The crisis-induced relationship myth

Crises usually tear relationships apart, not bring people closer together (we’ve all seen “16 & Pregnant”), but movies like to make romances out of crisis situations, as seen in “Knocked Up” and “The Back Up Plan.”

Kind of like love at first sight, if you haven’t gotten to know the person for real, then you really don’t know what you’re getting into or if you’ll even be good together.

Crises can actually be toxic to relationships and create a lot of problems that would not have been there in the first place.

3. The nerd-to-hot boyfriend material myth

We’ve all seen it a million times.

“Legally Blonde,” “Mean Girls,” “Clueless” and “Drive Me Crazy” all have one thing in common: the coming of age story about the transformation of a nerd to official hottie. This story-line is typically followed by scenes where the heroine descends the staircase in slow-motion to shocked gasps of “oh and awes” from below.

The message is pretty clear: in order to be liked, girls must be conventionally pretty. Girls cannot look poor and nerdy to land the prince.

While there’s nothing wrong with updating your look or trying to look your best to attract attention, going to the point of hiding your real interests and personality or even totally obliterating your personal style isn’t a good idea.

Even if the person ends up liking you, is it even really you?

4. The dramatic declaration of feelings myth

You know the big scene in “Wedding Crashers” or “27 Dresses,” where the main girl is about to marry someone she isn’t meant to be with, then all of a sudden the main character comes busting through the door and tells her to not marry him and run off with the main character instead?

The girl chooses the main character and they both leave the wedding. Roll Credits.

This may look pretty on screen, but this is horrible advice; don’t ever do this.

Feelings are never that cut and dry, so if this happened in reality, the ending would roll out similar to “The Graduate,” (spoiler alert) with both people sitting in the back of a bus thinking what did I just do?! (End spoiler). In reality, the person that fled the altar is going to have confused feelings for two men/women and issues about what to do with both romantic options. After changing her life so dramatically, she is going to need some time before actually choosing someone else. She’s not just going to drop everything and hop into another relationship; no riding off into the happily ever after sunset on horseback will happen in the real world. It just doesn’t.

I’m all for dramatic effect, but these couples will likely end up in a “love triangle” episode of “Maury.”

5. The bad boy myth

You love them in movies, and maybe even more in real life: attitude, dark hair and a serious look all the time.

But if there’s anything that films such as “10 Things I Hate About You” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” taught us, it’s that the chain-smoking super rebel that plays with a pocket knife, or even the well-known player, are not the guys you should date in real life.

In these movies, some big event happens, and these guys change overnight into big squishy balls of romantic mush that buy guitars and pine for your company. In real life, this almost never happens.

All this movie advice does is give girls false hopes that their careless, disrespectful, playerific boyfriends will at some point turn into Prince Charming.

But, the lesson to be learned from these movies kids is that not all advice is helpful, especially not that from a television screen.

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