(, Jane Austen) He's willing to hook up with you, so does it really matter that he once told your friend he thought he could snag a hotter girlfriend than you? Darcy went from finding Elizabeth Bennett "tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me" to proclaiming her "one of the handsomest women of my acquaintance" after a couple hundred pages of banter and general hilarity.
Maybe he makes fun of your love handles, then gently suggests getting a gym membership. Tell yourself you can win him over with your vivacious personality. Lesson: He might be settling for you now, but keep trying and someday he'll really appreciate you. Find the right guy, and you'll be happy giving up everything else to be with him.
The novels I've read over the years have informed my beliefs about the world around me -- including the world of dating.
In the course of my literary education, I plowed through classic marriage-plot-centered novels, and no scrap of apparent romantic wisdom was left behind in my wake.
Date a guy who thinks you're just attractive enough to tolerate.
controlling the remote for Friday night reality TV marathons is also a luxury we might not want to give up. The tortured romantic hero who inspired a million girls to hold out hope for that adorable, brooding guy a grade above them who tortures them with snarky insults and always seems to be dating the most popular girls in school. And wouldn't he be happier with you than with that snobby Michelle, anyway?
Especially if our boyfriend could unexpectedly turn out to be inconsiderate, or even downright awful. Lesson: The minute you let someone charm you, you risk losing freedom and happiness forever. That guy is being an asshole to you because he's so into you. Deep down, he's probably just afraid to admit what a profound connection you have. I mean, Jane Eyre ended up happy with her confusing, hot-and-cold beloved, so why not you?
As I sat with my closest girlfriends on our routine girls’ night out (GNO) one Saturday evening, the suspense at the table didn’t go unnoticed.
Prior to our meeting, I had mentioned that I had some news to share.