6 Chick Flicks That Actually Give Good Dating Advice
Swoon

6 Chick Flicks To Watch In Quarantine If You're In Need Of Some Solid Date Advice

For starters, "He's Just Not That Into You."

127
Paramount Pictures

Ah, chick flicks. They're an essential part of every girls' night and we never tend to take them too seriously. For the most part, the dating advice portrayed in many rom-coms and chick flicks is laughable and completely unrealistic.

However, some of the classics offer solid dating advice if you watch closely enough. So if you're looking for something to do during quarantine, have a movie marathon and learn how to amp up your dating life with one of the best:

"He's Just Not that Into You"

This has always been a favorite of mine! It's hilarious, relatable, and totally accurate when it comes to relationships. Throughout the film, the main character Gigi eventually comes to terms with the fact that not every guy she likes feels the same way.

Something I have always struggled to remember is that if someone really wants to be in your life, they will be. It's not worth giving your time and energy to someone who doesn't do the same for you. Wait for someone who actually gives you their time and effort.

"The Ugly Truth"

Abby Richter is a strong and very opinionated woman who struggles with her dating life. In an effort to win over the guys she likes, she completely transforms herself into someone else. After winning the affections of her next-door neighbor, she realizes she actually loves the guy who loved her from the beginning.

When we like someone, we often feel the need to change ourselves to impress them. But here's the "ugly truth," if you have to change yourself, they're not the one, sis. The right person will like you for you and you won't have to change yourself for them.

"27 Dresses"

Jane has been crushing on her boss for years and becomes incredibly jealous when her younger sister gets engaged to him. After spending a majority of the movie trying to win him over, she discovers that she actually likes the handsome reporter who's been crazy about her the whole time.

What is there to learn here? Always keep your options open. Don't write off a genuine guy right away just because you're interested in someone else. You may discover that the genuine guy is a better match for you anyway.

"How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

If you haven't seen this movie yet, what are you doing with your life? This movie is iconic and will always be a favorite of mine. Throughout the film, the main character, Andi, tries to desperately chase away the guys she's seeing to write an article about it. However, despite all the games on both ends, they end up falling for each other.

Many of us have this preconceived notion that we have to play hard to get in order to get someone interested in us. However, this is not the case. Playing hard to get will only scare off genuine people. Remember if someone's into you, they will want to be with you and you won't have to play games to keep them interested.

"She's Out of My League"

media.giphy.com

Shy and awkward Kirk ends up dating drop-dead gorgeous Molly and his friends are convinced their relationship won't last. Kirk tries to end things with Molly because he doesn't feel worthy of her. However, Molly confesses her desire to be with him and they resume their relationship.

Sometimes we close ourselves off to people because we feel like we are unworthy of them. Confidence is key in relationships and we cannot expect anyone to love us if we don't love ourselves. Don't sell yourself short, you're incredible and anyone who can't see that isn't worth your time anyway.

"Love, Rosie"

I'm not even kidding when I say I cried the entire time while watching this movie. "Love, Rosie" is about two best friends who have always loved each other but the timing was never in their favor. After many years of struggle and heartbreak, they finally find their way back to each other.

If someone is meant to be in your life, they will always come back. Timing may not always be in your favor, but you must trust the fact that everything will work out in the end.

As an Amazon Affiliate, Odyssey may earn a portion of qualifying sales.

Follow Swoon on Instagram.

Report this Content
Health and Wellness

This Survey Shows How Quarantine And Drinking Relate, And I Can't Say I'm Surprised

"5 o'clock somewhere" is more of a guideline now than ever.

As it stands, and my friends and I are finally 21. We're extremely excited to be able to go out to bars and "get lit" as the kids say, but due to the pandemic, all of our plans have been put on hold. We'd rather wait and go when it's safe than risk spreading the infection and hurting our loved ones. So, we've all been quarantining apart, getting on the occasional wine zoom call. This made me wonder if anyone else our age were doing the same thing.

Then, I discovered this survey: We Surveyed Millennials And Gen Z About Their Quarantine Drinking Habits — Cheers. Here are 3 things that I discovered through the survey results.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Easy Summer Mocktail Recipes You Can Make With Items You Probably Already Have On-Hand

Keep these drinks in mind next time you're visiting your local farmer's market — you might want to grab some extra mint and limes.

With Summer 2020 in full swing comes the addition of many fresh fruits and vegetables to brighten up your dinner plate, but also your glass! Farmers markets are my personal favorite place to look for produce that is in season to make fun mocktails with.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

5 Ways To Celebrate The 4th of July — Without Fireworks Or Social Gatherings

We created a list of things to do since social distancing may create a dent in our typical, planned traditions.

With the Fourth of July on Saturday, the usual tradition of popping fireworks, grilling out, and being surrounded by family has been modified due to the pandemic. Whether you're a loner or surrounded by family, there will most likely be some changes to your celebrations.

For weeks on social media, people across the country have been complaining that they have been subjected to fireworks going off at all times of the night into the early morning. This has sparked concern and questions about why this is happening and how are people even obtaining the fireworks.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

Carb And Cheese Lovers, Unite — These Are The Best Mac And Cheese Recipes On The Internet

Whether you need to get through the current pandemic or want to spice up your Fourth of July celebrations, these mac and cheese recipes will do just that.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIKdnMHcGr/

My favorite food is mac and cheese, and it always has been. All it requires is noodles and cheese — it's so simple to make. Although it's my favorite, it can also get kind of mundane because it's such a simple recipe. This, of course, has led to many people all over the world experimenting with the American staple.

With our lives currently being turned upside down due to the pandemic, a lot of people are seeking comfort. These are scary times, and in order to make it day-to-day, we need to have our favorite foods as a standby. These recipes can also be used during your celebration of the Fourth of July.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

17 Things To Make You Feel GOOD This Week

Because some purchases are just necessary.

Y'all, we're struggling. You don't even have to tell me, I know. What a mess we're all in, right? This year is not going how we planned and the world has turned into one giant struggle bus. I guess you could be super philosophical about everything happening for a reason, but sometimes life is just hard.

There are plenty of ways to bring yourself out of whatever rut you're in. You could go for a run, have a snack, or read a book. Or, if you're really looking for an adrenaline rush, go shopping. This is obviously not going to solve the world's problems with one swift click of the "checkout" button, but hey, it may just give you the little boost you need today.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Wore A Butt Mask Every Day For A Month, And It's Officially Essential In My Daily Self-Love Routine Now

Thirty days later, my booty's as smooth as a baby's.

- Blissfully unaware that butt-care beyond squats was even something I should be considering in my self-care routine, I tried one of Bawdy Beauty's butt masks for the first time a month ago.

- I've never really given my butt a second though till I took a look at improvements that could be made with the mask — if one of the hydrating, firming, detoxifying, or brightening masks in the kit I received could either smooth out cellulite or tone my skin a bit more, I wasn't going to complain.

- Each Bawdy Beauty sheet mask comes in an individually-packaged sheet, soaked with a serum I massaged into my skin after removing said sheet. The clay butt mask comes in a convenient stick format I simply draw on to my skin and leave to set for about 10 minutes before hopping into the shower.

- I set a goal of committing myself to butt-care every day for one month. Between the regular use of sheet masks, clay masks, and their CBD Butt Balm in between, I didn't have many expectations.

- I thought the whole concept may just be a gimmick, but my butt has never looked so toned in my life, and the cellulite I had is almost completely gone. I wear one every single day when I get the chance.

I'm incredibly skeptical when it comes to marketing ploys and gimmicks in the beauty world. I'll be the first cynic to try out the latest serum on the market every influencer is raving about just to negate every grandiose claim it makes.

Keep Reading... Show less

Friends, you don't have to be quarantined to use a personal massager, you know? Because, sure, quarantine made for a lot of extra quality time with yourself, but no matter what phase of the reopening process you're in, it's normal and actually healthy to take care of your sexual needs on your own.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

5 Books I Didn't Realize Are About Gay Women

If you read primarily LGBTQ fiction, then this list might help to expand your TBR list.

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels

Frequent readers of LGBTQ fiction might feel like they're reading the same book over and over again, with few exceptions.

Most of these books were on my TBR list for months and I didn't realize they were about gay women until I was reading them, hopefully, this list of books can interest you in expanding your reading material and seeking out different stories.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments