Have you seen those new match.com commercials? You know, the ones that make you feel like EVERYONE is on match. Well, everyone except fat people, or ugly people, or even folks who are only reasonably attractive. They all start off the same; ridiculously gorgeous and happy people meeting up in incredibly trendy –and remarkably well-lit–restaurants. Then we get the disclaimer: “Footage from an actual Match.com first date”.
I have no doubt these people are actually on match, and they may even be on their real first date. But where do they find these people? Central casting? I mean come on. They are just TOO good looking.
What is the message a prospective match.com-er is supposed to take from this? Don’t worry if you’re of a certain age and still single, everyone out there is really, really hot?
I’m a chick-flick kind of guy. No, not “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” kind of chick flick – I mean their pants don’t “travel” off their bodies, right? I’m talking rom-coms, which I guess are their own chick flick subgenre.
Give me my wife, a bottle of wine, Meg Ryan, and call it a Saturday night.
My all-time favorite rom-com has to be Love Actually. It’s quirky, sentimental, has a killer cast, and let’s be honest; everything is cooler with British accents.
SN: want a great drinking game? Take a sip (or chug) every time a character in the film says “actually”. It’s A LOT!
The wife and I have watched Love Actually once a year, usually around the holidays, since we first started dating.
We quote the lines: “I HATE Uncle Jamie”, we laugh, we don’t cry, but we certainly snuggle.