Romantic Comedy Love Lessons From '90s Rom Coms

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Romantic Comedy Love Lessons From '90s Rom Coms
Romantic comedies from the 1990s were full of lessons. Here's what they taught us about love.

Love lesson: Often times your best friend will make for the best partner. You just have to realize it. Are You More Than Just Friends?

Runaway Bride: Oh, how we loved this film about a woman who runs from the altar and all thoughts of commitment. Now, we think calling Julia Roberts' character of Maggie a "man-eater" was a little harsh, because she did bring to light the concept of cold feet as a very real phenomenon.  Sometimes the grandeur surrounding wedded-bliss can be a little overwhelming, and walking down the aisle can seem intimidating and final, but you just have to "keep your eye on the ball" and remember who is waiting for you at the end of said aisle. When Maggie got all her ducks in a row, she was able to finally tie the knot, and we were ecstatic about it!

 

Love lesson: It's OK to have cold feet.

While You Were Sleeping: Sandra Bullock's character, Lucy, was so endearing. I mean, what are the odds she would save the life of her longtime crush and his family would mistake her for his fiancée while he is in a coma? It was a fiasco, but we also learned how deeply bonds with our significant other's family can run. Not wanting to hurt or lose them cannot keep you in a relationship for the wrong reasons. You have to be honest with yourself, your partner and his family. Hopefully you can still stay in touch. Or maybe you will fall in love with your ex's dashing brother. We know it's far-fetched and unrealistic, but it worked for Lucy!

Love lesson: Don't underestimate the effects of family and friends on your relationship.