Written by: An unromantic person


The Notebook

Book or movie, this item is a firm favourite for this time of year. Not to give too many spoilers, but this a love story between two people. I still feel sorry for the guys who are forced to watch this movie in the early stages of a relationship as a “you should be exactly like Noah” kind of test.

The Twilight Saga

If you haven’t heard of these, I envy you. Yep, another cult favourite for those needing a love fantasy. WARNING: Don’t be tricked like I was, “It’s about vampires” she said… it’s NOT! I’ve never trusted her since. So, before you are thrown into the “Edward or Jacob” debate, borrow “Interview with the Vampire” if you need a Vampire fix.

Anything with Hugh Grant

In the 90’s Hugh Grant began to create the Englishman stereotype by playing every made-up role about the man part of a relationship. Here they are in order:

1995 – Four Weddings and a Funeral – Plays a bachelor who accidently found love

1995 – Nine Months – Plays a guy who has commitment issues the moment he finds out his girlfriend is pregnant

1999 – Notting Hill – Guy falls for someone who is out of his league

2001 – Bridget Jones – Another “cool”, rich, bachelor who enjoys the chase

2003 – Love Actually – Completes the Englishman stereotype by playing the Prime Minister who falls for a working-class girl.


Aerosmith – I don’t wanna miss a thing

Armageddon was arguably a love movie too, but it’s all about the soundtrack.

Written and performed by Steven Tyler, the father of the movie’s star, Liv Tyler (coincidence?) I can guarantee you’ve been at a wedding where this was the first dance song.

Literally, anything by Adele

We get it Adele, your heart was broken, does that need to be made into three albums? I feel sorry for the guy she’s married to now, he makes her happy and he doesn’t get a verse, just three albums worth of reminders that she loved someone else a lot.

Lionel Richie – Endless love

Hold my hands up here, I wouldn’t have known this song if it wasn’t for Chandler Bing and Phoebe Bouffe’s duet in Friends.

Children’s books

I often look at my two young children and can’t help but feel guilty that they might grow up to be like me: the “unromantic partner.”

So, in a last ditched effort, we can borrow some books that will do the hard work for me:

  • The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine ever
  • Crankenstein Valentine
  • Zombie in Love
  • Roses are pink, your feet really stink.

And for all you romantics out there, read, watch and listen to all the above – you’ll love them!

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