Modern Dating, According to the Movies

by Jan 20, 2016

When it comes to romantic comedies, movies like When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail are no longer relevant. Check out these flicks to see the modern idea of dating in action:

Distance

Box: “Now, look, I have done the long distance thing. And it is hard. As hell. And it doesn’t matter how good the relationship is, it literally can just rip it apart. Look, it is just very hard to be away from the person you love for months at a time.”

-Going The Distance (2010)

 

DJ

Bobby: “That’s her?”
Don Jon: “That’s definitely her!”
Bobby: “She’s a dime!”
Don Jon: “This girl’s more than a dime, bro.”
Bobby: “There’s no such thing. There’s a scale from 1-10.”
Don Jon: “I’m just saying…”
Bobby: “Oh my god, what are you in love with her already?”

-Don Jon (2013)

 

ES

Albert: “So while you were, uh, being torn, she was poisoning our relationship and poisoning your perception of me. Now why would you want that?”
Eva: “I don’t know, I mean, except maybe I was trying to protect myself, you know, because, you know, we’ve both been married before. And you know how things can turn out.”
Albert: “What about us? What about protecting us?”
Eva: “I didn’t protect us.”

-Enough Said (2013)

 

Five Year

George Barnes: “The first important thing to remember about marriage is that it requires commitment. The second important thing to remember about marriage is that so does insanity.”

-The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

 

FWB

Tommy: “You know what I discovered? It’s not who you want to spend Friday night with, it’s who you want to spend all day Saturday with.”

-Friends With Benefits (2011)

 

HJNTIY

Gigi: “Every movie we see, every story we’re told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we’re so focused on finding our happy ending we don’t learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don’t, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn’t include a guy, maybe… it’s you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future.”

-He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)

 

Man

Cedric: “What do you call the three rings of marriage? Engagement ring, wedding ring and suffering.”

-Think Like A Man (2012)

 

Trainwreck

LeBron James: “You have to, like you have to give it everything you got if you want this one, man. It’s like, when I lost the championship in 2011, I worked on my game twice as hard; worked on my post-up game, and we wound up winning the championship. Twice.”

-Trainwreck (2015)

 

Cool

Narrator: “If you have to give up everything else and spend the rest of your days on a boat, who are the must haves, the ones you can’t live without? Figure out your own list and then do everything you can to let them know how much they mean to you.”

-Playing It Cool (2014)

 

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Benjamin: “Long term relationships are tough. You can’t just expect a big, roaring fire right away, right? You know, you can’t put the big logs in first. You start with the small stuff. Kindling, all right? Then you add that, *then* you put in the big logs and *then* you have a roaring fire. And that’s a good relationship. But be careful, sometimes kindling is hard to find, you know? Good wood. So, don’t take it for granted.”

-Master of None  (2015- )

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