The Dos and Don’ts of Flirting and Falling in Love, According to Movies

Movies have taught us a lot about flirting, dates, love, lust, and romance. Some people believe romantic movies ruin our expectations of falling and staying in love here in the real world, but 2014 research by the University of Rochester says watching rom-coms can actually help couples master relationship skills and cut divorce rates.

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So what if mushy movies have given your crush great expectations on how you’ll act? At least you can learn how they want to be wooed (i.e. a surprise rendition of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” on the bleachers).

Will the Casablanca pick-up line, “Was that cannon fire, or is my heart pounding?” work on every random crush in a bar? Probably not, but here is the ultimate do’s and don’t of datings from movies that can teach us how to successful woo someone and fall in love.

We analyzed 33 movies for the best and worst advice on how to flirt and fall in love. Our advice from films like Pretty Woman, Say Anything, You’ve Got Mail, and more.

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