7 Reasons '80s Boys Ruined Our Expectations Of Love
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7 Reasons '80s Boys Ruined Our Expectations Of Love

I want to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey.

7 Reasons '80s Boys Ruined Our Expectations Of Love

Let's be honest, the '80s were great. Well, theoretically speaking, because I wasn't born until the '90s. I think it's safe to say from the movies that the '80s were anything but mediocre. It wasn't just about permed hair, shoulder pads, and breaking the rules. It was about the girl getting the guy, with fashion, might I add. Whether he was a nerd, a bad boy, or pumping his fist into the air, the '80s gave us unrealistic expectations on boys and love.

Also, come on, have you seen the babes in those movies? Patrick Dempsey will always be my heartthrob, always.

1. You find your true love at 16, right?

Every girl wants to fall in love with a boy like Jake at 16. The boy who you are crushing on waiting by his car for you. Not to mention kissing on a table over a cake with nicely lit candles and looking out for you by getting your panties back. Best birthday ever!

2. Boys are all for grand gestures.

What is more grand than waiting outside your house with a boombox serenading you with sappy love music?

3. Calling you baby just isn't the same.

When he calls you baby, does he throw you in the air or sing "Lover Boy" to you? Falling in love seemed so easy when he twirled her around the floor and danced, oh so sexily, in that all black outfit.

4. The bad boy is the one.

Every girl's '80s heartthrob was the one throwing his fist into the air. The bad boy getting the princess with his combat boots and red scarf. If that doesn't ruin your expectations of love then I don't know what will.

5. Money really can buy you love.

Who do I need to pay to get a nerdy/cowboy Patrick Dempsey on a lawn mower? No, but seriously.

6. Boys are 100 percent faithful.

All boys are spared by the Dread Pirate Roberts, trail through eel-infested waters, and rescue their love after several years away. Definitely not inconceivable, right?

7. Brown haired boys equal true love.

Both Patricks aren't the only brown haired heartthrobs. 90 percent of the babes of the '80s have brown hair, so where you at, fellas?

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