10 Life Lessons We’ve Learnt From Rom-Coms

There is literally nothing better than a good rom-com and you can’t deny it. The cheesier the movies are, the better. Just give us all the overdone romantic plot lines, sappy dialogue, and gorgeous leading men, because we are here for all of it.

In between all the breakups and get-togethers, these movies are also brilliant at dishing out some much-needed life and love lessons. If you’ve managed to miss it, we’ve gone through all the best rom-com chick flicks to show you everything we’ve managed to pick up.

How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

This movie is pretty much golden when it comes to knowing what not to do in a relationship. Long story short, don’t place bets on relationships. Sure, it worked out well for those two, but unfortunately, life isn’t a movie and it usually just doesn’t work that way. Also, definitely don’t take your man to a Celine Dion concert when he thinks you’re taking him to a basketball game. You know what we’re talking about…


Sweet Home Alabama

If Reese Witherspoon is going to teach us anything about love, it’s don’t hide your true self. You’ll end up with the wrong guy, and as dreamy as McDreamy is, we’d take a Jake any day. That country twang with those eyes? Yes, please!

Lessons learnt from rom-coms

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Don’t let culture get in the way of love. Your family might not get it, but my gosh, it’s 2018 and love should prevail over any type of cultural clash. It might be tough when he’s a vegetarian among meat-loving Greeks, but hey, there’ll always be some lamb!


27 Dresses

Stop chasing after a man that does not realise your worth, or who doesn’t reciprocate your feelings back. It’s such a waste of your time, effort and energy, and will only leave you disappointed. There’s plenty of fish in the sea, and your very own James Marsden is waiting to watch you try on your entire wardrobe, just you wait and see.

Lessons learnt from rom-coms


This one sure does hit close to home for anyone who’s had any bridal party issues. Bridesmaids, don’t go out there competing with each other for the bride’s love and attention. It ruins the entire experience for the bride, you know, the one you’re supposed to be supporting? So skip all of that drama, and go straight to the end of the movie, where – spoiler alert – everything is all wonderfully happy, and we see the beauty of friends. Yay for friendship!


Bride Wars

Speaking of friendships, if there’s anything to take from Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway, it’s to not, under any circumstance, compete with other brides, especially if it’s your close friend. Why risk a good thing over some lousy man? We’re looking at you, Pratt.

Lessons learnt from rom-coms


This one is for all you who just can’t help but be invested in other people’s relationships. It might be great to help a mate out, but if it’s taken over your own love life, then you’ve got to draw the line. You’re not a dating consultant, so it might be good to step back a little.

Note: When it comes to your dance moves, shake what your momma gave you and do not hold back. Your true self really is your best self, and don’t you forget it.


The Devil Wears Prada

There are only two things that matter here. Nate and Miranda are the worst – don’t be them, and do not, under any circumstance, be with them. Nate is a pretty sucky boyfriend who is whiny and completely unsupportive. If you see this in your partner, then drop them like a hotcake. You deserve better.

The same goes for Miranda. Talk about the boss from hell. No one should have to put up with that amount of bitchiness, and if you’ve got someone like that in your life that makes it difficult for you to balance your work and private life, then channel your inner Hathway, and ditch your phone in some fancy fountain. Or maybe just block the call; iPhones are too expensive.


50 First Dates

We think that we can all agree on how irritating Adam Sandler is. There’s certainly no doubt about that, but look, this movie is pretty damn sweet. The takeaway here; don’t give up on true love, even if they forget who you are every single day.

Lessons learnt from rom-coms

The Holiday

You can never go wrong with a Christmas movie, and this classic is always a fave. Both Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz play characters who have been spurned by the horrid ways of some pretty nasty men, and basically, do not hang around a guy who doesn’t treat you like the Queen you are. And if he’s not willing to make you his number 1, then in the wonderful words of *Nsync, Bye, Bye, Bye.

We’d rather take a Jude Law anyways.

Lessons learnt from rom-coms

Written by Hanan Merheb

Posted in Relationships, Relationships & Breakups by wedded wonderland

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