Let’s be honest for a second: nearly everyone wants to be in a Hollywood style romance. Even the most cold-hearted, insensitive males are cognizant of the fact that the benefits (he said coyly) of being in a playfully passionate romance outweigh the downsides.
Women, however, seem particularly susceptible to the movie-induced vision of creative dates, witty banter, and an ending that would make Disney proud.
The reality, of course, is often very different. For some people, Prince Charming never comes. And always the question becomes, “What do I do now?”
That’s right. Give up your visions of perfection, and marry Mr. Good-Enough, if only because it’s better than living alone for the rest of your life:
The piece is full of provocative and partially true insights. For instance, she rightly identifies that good marriages and roaring romances are not necessarily built out of the same materials: