Wednesday, February 4, 2009

He's Just NOT That into You

Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, and even Sherk all end with happily ever after. From the time we were little girls, it has been ingrained into our minds that Prince Charming will come to our rescue, marry us, and we will live happily ever after.

Last Night, I went to a screening of "He's Just Not That into You" and saw a reflection of myself and several of my girlfriends on screen (I'm a Mary, if you watch the movie, you'll know what I mean). I watched a female character practically hang onto to any man that talked to her (we all have a girlfriend like that). She went through the same routine with every man; go out on a date, make-out with him, go home, and wait for him to call. Now ladies, how many times have you waited for him to call? You know, looking at your phone, making sure it's connected, checking it after you took a shower just in case he called while you were in there. Then, after he doesn't call you start to worry about if something is wrong with you. She also talked about the losers she dated and put up with just because she believed in the "happily ever after." She believed if she waited long enough, those men would change for her, but with the help of a very honest male friend, she finally realized they weren't going to change.

Why do we believe in happily ever after? Is it because we hear the "stories"; the ones about your best friend's cousin's aunt that fell in love at first sight and got married after 2 months. Is the idea of a hopeless romantic promoted in our society? Do we continue to kiss frog after frog, just hoping that one day, we'll find our prince?

I recommend seeing the movie, it’s your typical romantic comedy; but the content will definitely foster a great conversation.

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