The overabundance of Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Aniston, cliché stories and cheesy dialogue isn't the only down side of the romantic comedy genre; RTE News is reporting that this type of movie is responsible for ruining love lives. An Australian survey revealed half of the 1,000 people polled blame the gushy and unrealistic stories for destroying their personal romances. One in four said they felt as though they were expected to know what their partner was thinking while one in five claim the movies made their partners expect gifts regardless of an occasion.

Even if you think you're as hard as a rock and can tell the difference between fact and glamorized fiction, I'd like to bet a majority of moviegoers out there have caught themselves comparing a moment or even their entire relationship to one in a film. Why can't I magically be paired up with the right guy like in The Holiday? Why won't my man serenade me like Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer? Why didn't my peers break out into a perfectly coordinated dance during prom like in She's All That? Okay, maybe not that last one, but seeing something you really wish could happen to you on the big screen certainly takes a toll.

This isn't even an obsessive fan trend. It's not like a teenage girl who has Zac Efron's face plastered all over her walls with her fingers crossed that one day they'll get married and live happily ever after; this issue is more subconscious. By simply watching something and thinking that it's sweet, sticks with you. Before you know it, the fact that you haven't come out of your Josie Grossie shell and had your dream guy give you your first kiss in front of hundreds of people a la Never Been Kissed is a bit disheartening.
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