A romantic comedy (hereto rom-com) creates unrealistic expectations about what is love and what is romance and which boundaries you should crash through in the name of both. In a rom-com, it is perfectly okay to steal a police officer's gun to prove a point about how much you like Jennifer Aniston. In real life? Not so much.
Yet people swear by these things, which has led the world to devolve into an approximation of the plot of Say Anything scenes and left normal people acting like complete fucking fools.
Meet Courtney. She lives in Alexandria and a couple nights ago had a fantastic evening at a bar called the Lighthouse with a guy name Ben. They talked about life. But she didn't get his number, and because this not real life but rather a script languishing on Ben Stiller's coffee table, she decided to plaster the fucking town with notes containing her contact information, imploring Ben to call. Here it is:
And here's the video of her interview, which shows how grounded Courtney is in reality. The kind of woman you really want to settle down with.
Is there anything more romantic today than starting a hashtag? #RUNBENRUN.
[HUGE H/T to the awesome @SuzieRobb]